Church Mourns Fallen Firefighter

Capt. Herbie Johnson died in Friday fire

Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 8:32 AM CDT
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Church Mourns Fallen Firefighter

Fallen Chicago Firefighter Capt. Herbie Johnson.

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Sunday's church service was a somber one for a Morgan Park congregation mourning the death of Chicago Fire Department Capt. Herbie Johnson.

Johnson, 54, died Friday after responding to a house fire in the 2300 block of West 50th Place. The fire caused the roof of the wood-framed structure to collapse. Johnson was pulled from the wreckage and later died in a local hospital due to smoke inhalation.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, parishioners at St. Cajetan Parish remembered Johnson as an active member who coached school athletic teams, participated in a variety of functions and served as president of the St. Cajetan Men’s Club.

Johnson's funeral mass will be held Thursday at St. Rita of Cascia High School (7740 S. Western).

A remembrance page for Johnson has been set up on Facebook.

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