September 18, 2021

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South Metro firefighter paramedic dies after battle with occupational cancer

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DENVER (KDVR) — South Metro Fire Rescue announced that Anthony Palato, a firefighter paramedic, passed away Wednesday after a battle with occupational cancer.

SMFR said Palato was diagnosed with an occupational cancerous tumor in 2017. Palato went into remission a few years ago until the cancer tragically returned.

Palato began his career with Sheridan Fire Department and later joined the Cunningham Fire Protection District in 2000. In 2018 Cunningham unified with South Metro Fire Rescue where he worked until he medically retired on March 1, 2021, according to SMFR.

“As a paramedic for 21 years, there is no doubt that Tony touched many lives and will be remembered as a kind, caring and compassionate…

Dara Bitler

2021-09-15 06:58:39

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