Retired Illinois fire department captain dies from coronavirus complications: report

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An Illinois hearth section extended a remaining salute to a retired captain who died from issues thanks to the coronavirus this week.

Ken Harvey was 70 when he died Friday. He served with the U.S. Military and as a trustee for the Village of Wadsworth, the Waukegan Fireplace Section claimed.

According to the Lake & McHenry County Scanner, Harvey died from issues due to the coronavirus, reporting that he was admitted April 2 to the clinic, put in the ICU and later on went on a ventilator. No other facts are identified about the circumstances of his death at this time.

“Words cannot express what you have done for the fire service, nor the sacrifices given to others,” the Waukegan Fire Department said of Ken Harvey.

“Words simply cannot specific what you have finished for the fireplace support, nor the sacrifices given to other individuals,” the Waukegan Hearth Department mentioned of Ken Harvey.
(Waukegan Hearth Division)

“It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our Brother Captain Ken Harvey — father of energetic member Rob Harvey Jr.,” the section stated on its Facebook site.


Ken Harvey and his son Rob Harvey Jr. (Waukegan Fire Department)

Ken Harvey and his son Rob Harvey Jr. (Waukegan Fireplace Section)

“Our Brother Ken Harvey was all matters Waukegan and shown that in in excess of 29 years of dedicated services, caring and compassion to our community, department, relatives and career,” it said.

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Ken Harvey served in the U.S. Army before joining the Waukegan Fire Department in Illinois.

Ken Harvey served in the U.S. Military just before joining the Waukegan Hearth Section in Illinois.
(Waukegan Hearth Division)

“Words can’t express what you have done for the hearth services, nor the sacrifices offered to others.”

Right after his dying, Harvey’s physique was escorted to a funeral property by the Waukegan Hearth Department’s honor guard.

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“Words cannot explain the adore and appreciation you showed our family members and my dad,” Rob Harvey claimed, when also extending appreciation to the medical professionals and nurses at Condell Hospital in Libertyville, Sick., who treated his father.

Waukegan firefighters saluted as hearse passed by.

Waukegan firefighters saluted as hearse passed by.
(Waukegan Fireplace Section)