Brothers and Sisters,

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the duty related death of Brother Trevor Herderhorst of Champaign Local 1260.

The AFFI Honor Guard has been activated by order of President Chuck Sullivan.

Brother Henderhorst was 40 years old and passed away April 25, 2021 from cancer. He was an active member of the AFFI Honor Guard, having inducted in 2020.

His Services are as follows:

VISITATION: Thursday, April 29th, 1500-2000hrs at Olde Wicks Factory Special Event Center- 1100 5th St., Highland, IL 62249. There will be a Firefighter Walk-Through at 1900hrs. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1800hrs. Parking is available on Thursday ONLY at Westrock Packaging Supply- 501 Zchokke St., Highland, IL 62249.

FUNERAL: Friday, April 30th, 1100hrs at Olde Wicks Factory Special Event Center- 1100 5th St., Highland, IL 62249. Honor Guard members should arrive no later than 1000hrs.

INTERMENT: Friday, April 30th, immediately following the funeral at Highland City Cemetery- 1115 Broadway, Highland, IL 62249. There will be a procession of local fire service apparatus ONLY.

Please bring tools and Local flags to use as requested and please make sure you have a plain black mask for all services.

I know, like always, you will all do Whatever it Takes to Honor, Cherish, Remember, and Salute Brother Herderhorst, his family, and his Local.

Fraternally,

Jay Coburn, Commander
AFFI Honor Guard
(708) 927-6568
Commander@affi-iaff.org
www.affi-iaff.org/honorguard

 

Brothers and Sisters,

I know earlier in the week I sent the notice of the passing of Brother Truevillian from Chicago, L2. Brother Truevillian, 55, passed away on December 17th from COVID-19. I know that in that notice, you were all told his services were incomplete and that a memorial service would take place at a later date.

Since that notice, we have received additional information. On the orders of President Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard has been activated. I know this is short notice, but I hope you will all do whatever you can to help us honor Brother Truevillian, his family, and his Local.

His services are as follow:

VISITATION: Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at Russo Hillside Chapels- 4500 Roosevelt Rd. Hillside, IL 60162 from 1500-2000hrs. There will be a fire department walk-thru at 1900hrs. Honor Guard members are asked to arrive no later than 1830hrs. Please make sure you have a plain black mask to wear. We ask that you remain outside until the walk-thru, and maintain appropriate social distance.

SERVICE: Monday, December 28th, 2020 at Russo Hillside Chapels- 4500 Roosevelt Rd. Hillside, IL 60162 at 1100hrs. Services will be streamed at: vimeo.com/494181537

INTERMENT: Monday, December 28th, 2020 at Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery- 4301 W. Roosevelt Rd. Hillside, IL 60162 immediately following the service.

If you have any questions, please route them thru the Honor Guard Chain of Command. I know that even in these difficult times, and under these circumstances, we will all do “Whatever it Takes” to Honor, Cherish, Remember, and Salute Brother Truevillian, his family, and his Local.

Fraternally,
Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard
927 S Second St
Springfield, IL  62704
(708) 927-6568
Commander@affi-iaff.org
affihonorguard.com

Brothers and Sisters,

With great sadness, I must inform you that Brother Robert Truevillian, Chicago Firefighters Local 2, passed away on December 17, 2020 due to COVID-19. Brother Truevillian, 55, was a 20 year member and Paramedic In Charge assigned to Ambulance 71.

Although this is considered a Line of Duty Death, there is no action required of the AFFI Honor Guard at this time. Due to the global pandemic, arrangements and services are incomplete. According to Chicago Fire Commissioner Richard Ford, CFD will be planning a memorial service in the future and details will be provided then.

Please keep Brother Truevillian, his, family, and Local 2 in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to navigate our way through this unprecedented time.

Fraternally,
Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard
927 S Second
Springfield, IL  62704
(708) 927-6568
Commander@affi-iaff.org
affihonorguard.com

By orders of AFFI President Chuck Sullivan, the AFFI Honor Guard has been activated for the line of duty death of South Holland Local #4109 Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham. Brother Cunningham passed on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 after suffering a medical emergency during a training exercise.  Brother Cunningham was a member of the AFFI Honor Guard, having been inducted in 2019.

Please bring local flags, pikes and axes for use at the services. As previously directed, all Honor Guard members should wear a plain black mask at all times.  Additional precautions for each facility will be discussed prior to the services.

Arrangements for Dylan Cunningham are as follow:

Visitation:  Tuesday October 6 from 1pm – 8pm at Smits Funeral Home located at 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane in Dyer, IN 46311

Firefighter Walk-Thru:  Line up at 6:00pm, walk thru at 7pm

Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00am at Smits Funeral Home. Honor Guard members should assemble no later than 10:00am.

Procession to South Holland Station 43 then to St. John Catholic Church in Glenwood.

Jay Coburn, State Commander
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard
927 S Second
Springfield, IL  62704
(708) 927-6568
Commander@affi-iaff.org
affihonorguard.com