On Sunday, January 20, 2013 Captain John Luca, President of Local 1560 along with members of The Firefighters of Boca Raton, Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, Fire Chief Tom Wood, citizens, groups and special guests joined State Senator Maria Sachs and Representative Irv Slosberg to honor fallen Firefighter John Anthony Wilson. The event was held at the Boca Raton Marriot at Crocker Center. John, a 15 year veteran was killed on February 7th, 2011 while riding his bicycle off duty near his home in Jupiter. John was an extraordinary firefighter and loving family man. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, at St. Peters Church and with youth sports. As a gourmet chef he used his talents not only to cook for his brother and sisters at the fire station but John also helped in the community as well.
Representative Slosberg presented John’s wife Mary and her family with a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County declaring January 20th, 2013 John Anthony Wilson Memorial Day. Representative Slosberg and the Dori Slosberg Foundation work with groups across the state to help educate citizens on the importance of traffic safety.