The Village of River Forest would like to offer its thanks and condolences to the family of Robert Coleman.  Mr. Coleman served as the Chairman of the Village of River Forest Board of Fire and Police Commission for many years. His long-term commitment of service for the Village of River Forest and its residents will be sorely missed.

To honor Mr. Coleman, the River Forest Fire Department has hung mourning bunting over the Village Hall entrance.  The black and deep purple colors of the bunting are traditional colors of mourning. In combination, with heavy drape placed on buildings and apparatus/vehicle indicates a deep respect for the individual (s) lost from our lives. Military and para-military organizations utilize this tradition to show reverence for the loss of a well-respected member of their family. 

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