Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-09-15 07:34:14 –
Centennial, Colorado — After the death of firefighter paramedic Anthony Palato, all South Metro Fire Rescue Teams (SMFRs) have been flagged and obscured by badges worn by SMFR personnel.
According to SMFR, Palato died peacefully on September 15, 2021 and was surrounded by his family.
In 2017, Palato, known to family and colleagues as “Tony,” was diagnosed with an occupational cancerous tumor. He was in remission a few years ago, but the cancer has recurred.
Tony began his career at the Sheridan Fire Department and joined the Cunningham Fire Defense District in 2000. In 2018, Cunningham merged with South Metro Fire Rescue and worked until his medical retirement on March 1, 2021.
“As an emergency medical worker for 21 years, there is no doubt that Tony will be remembered as a kind, compassionate and compassionate person with a true servant’s heart, who has come into contact with many lives. He will be greatly missed. “South Metro Fire Rescue writes.
Effective immediately, the flag will be displayed on the half-mast of all SMFR facilities, and badges worn by SMFR personnel will be obscured until further notice.
According to SMFR, Tony was surrounded by a strong support network that included his wife, two daughters, and a family of second firefighters. Details of Palato’s memorial service will be shared as soon as possible.
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