The North Chicago Fire Department
North Chicago, IL
End of Service: 02/27/2023
Circumstances: Cardiac Arrest
The North Chicago Fire Department said Christopher Shearer, 54, served in the department for 20 years. Chris was Firefighter of the year in 1992.
Shearer grew up in North Chicago and “remained proud of his community.” He began working for the department in August 1994 and retired in September 2014.
Shearer, who also previously worked part-time at the Lake Villa Fire Protection District, leaves behind his mother, father, and two daughters.
“Please keep the family of Firefighter Shearer in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,” fire officials said. “He was an all-around great man who never had anything but a smile on his face. His infectious laugh and outgoing personality brought everyone together,” Brittnee Shearer said.