John Polimeni

On June 21, 1971, Assistant Chief John Polimeni of the Vernon Fire Protection District (now known as Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District) died in the line of duty while responding to a fire in a vacant building. Polimeni was fatally injured when the fire truck he was riding overturned on Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove. Four other firefighters were injured in the accident. He was survived by a wife, three daughters and several grandchildren.