Sadly, and unbelievably, I have to report the second Line of Duty Death in two days on the Chicago Fire Department.

Lieutenant Jan Tchoryk, assigned to Tower Ladder 10, died yesterday while fighting an extra-alarm fire in a high-rise on Chicago’s North Shore lakefront.

Lt. Tchoryk, a 26-year veteran of the CFD, also served in Desert Storm and had a big family, including a rookie Chicago police officer son.

My thoughts and prayers go out for Jan, his family and to all my Brothers and Sisters of the Chicago Fire Department.

Please, be safe out there!

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