(CBS4) – South Metro Fire Rescue firefighter paramedic Anthony Palato passed away last week after a battle with occupational cancer, leaving behind his wife and two daughters. A memorial service happened on Tuesday.
The service will take place at Denver First Church in Englewood at 11 a.m. That’s at 3800 East Hampden Avenue. Then a procession will begin at approximately 1:15 p.m.
We are humbled by the support for Tony Palato, his family, and friends. Thank you. For those who want to view the service, but are unable to attend in person: https://t.co/ZpeiOi36YO pic.twitter.com/2qHzLeDY7E
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) September 21, 2021
Tony, as friends and family called him, served Colorado as a firefighter paramedic with all his heart for 21 years. He was 55.
We stand beside our brothers and sisters, as we all support Tony Palato. Be at peace. We got it from here. pic.twitter.com/mAxBmfVq9S
— Franktown Fire (@FranktownFire) September 21, 2021
Gov. Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings on Tuesday in honor of Palato.
Palato’s fire service career began with the City of Sheridan then with Cunningham Fire before the department unified with South Metro Fire Rescue.