Great Lakes Fire Department is devastated by the loss of one of our own. Lieutenant Jeff Peters was assigned to Tower 1931. Jeff was found deceased over the weekend in Chicago.
Lieutenant Peters was an integral part of Great Lakes Fire Department for twenty-one years. In that time he responded to countless structural, medical, and rescue calls as well as calls for mutual aid from our partners in the region, saving lives and property, and providing hope to the people in our charge in their darkest hours.
Jeff was an outstanding firefighter, friend, and mentor. He was a colleague we always looked forward to having on shift and a colleague we were always grateful to have on scene, no matter the call. The intelligence, friendship, and dedication Jeff brought to the department will be sorely missed.
In any firefighter death two families lose a member. As broken as we are Jeff was a father who loved his 3 children relentlessly. Kristopher (KJ), Isabella (Bella) and Hayden were, and will always be, his proudest accomplishment and today we rally around them. Every penny raised through this effort will go towards financially supporting Jeff’s family. We also realize that in times such as these donations may be hard, however, a share, a like, or support is just as valuable, if not more.