|Agency||Schaumburg Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||12/16/1977|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On December 16, 1977, Firefighter Anthony M. Gallo of the Schaumburg Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a false alarm. Gallo was fatally injured while riding the tailboard of a fire truck that overturned near the intersection of Higgins and Meacham Roads. The fire truck had swerved down an embankment to avoid a collision after the civilian vehicle in front of it skidded on ice.
Funeral services for Gallo were held at St. Marceline Church in Schaumburg on December 19, and he was survived by his widow and three children.
“Truck overturns, kills fireman,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1977.
“Truck flips; fireman killed,” Chicago Tribune, December 17, 1977.
“Mass set for Fireman Gallo,” Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1977.
“A final tribute for a Schaumburg fireman,” Chicago Tribune, December 20, 1977.