Fallen Chicago firefighter honored by city council
Chicago City Council honored Capt. Herbert Johnson for his 32 years of service as a firefighter
By Jason Knowles
CHICAGO — Chicago City Council issued a proclamation Wednesday morning recognizing fallen Chicago Fire Captain Herbert ''Herbie'' Johnson for his service and his bravery.
Johnson died battling a fire in the Gage Park community last month. The 54-year-old captain was a Chicago firefighter for 32 years. His family members call the proclamation a great honor. One alderman got emotional when he was remembering the loss of his friend.
"For many years, Herbie entertained all of us with his quick wit and his unique sense of humor," said 19th Ward Alderman Matt O'Shea. "He will always be remembered fondly as a loving husband and father."