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Memorial fund established for fallen firefighter Walter Patmon Jr.

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A memorial fund has been established for fallen Chicago firefighter Walter Patmon Jr.

Patmon died after suffering a heart attack at his firehouse on 95th Street. He was cleaning his equipment after responding to a small Beverly fire, when he experienced shortness of breath and went into cardiac arrest.

BMO Harris bank has joined with the Chicago Firefighters Union to set up a fund for his family.

Bank officials encourage anyone to visit a local branch and make a donation. Checks can be made payable to the Walter Patmon Memorial Fund.

Donations can also be made online at WidowsandChildren.org.

This is the same organization and website taking donations for the memorial fund set up for Capt. Herbert Johnson, a 33-year veteran who passed away from injuries sustained while fighting a Gage Park blaze.

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