Last Updated on September 25, 2023, 10:08 am
A Wilmington Firefighter and Paramedic lost his in a deadly motorcycle accident.
David Pollack, a Firefighter and Paramedic, passed in a tragic motorcycle crash in Wilmington, Illinois, leaving the entire community in disbelief and the family in despair—our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Who was David Pollack?
David Pollack, fondly called Dave by his loved ones, was a fearless Firefighter and Paramedic in the Wilmington Fire Protection District. He was a local hero who was not afraid to put his life at risk to save others. The desire to serve humanity was rooted deep into his heart. Not only did he save lives in his life, but he also chose to save lives in his death through organ donation. He was a kind and compassionate soul, stolen away from the world well before his time.
He was a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club, an international motorcycle club of firefighters and their families who share a love for motorcycles and a mutual support for the firefighter community. David was not just a rider but a brother in the community, who was his extended family.
What happened to David Pollack?
David Pollack died in a tragic motorcycle accident. He was fatally injured in the accident and did not survive.
The Red Knights Motorcycle Club released a statement to share the news of a fallen brother that said,
“It is with great sadness that we have news regarding our dear friend and RKMC IL23 member David Pollack. He was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident last night. He is not going to recover from his injuries. Dave will continue to bless others by the gracious act of organ donations. Please keep Dave, Julissa, his family, and all of us blessed to know him in your prayers.
Let us grieve for the bond we shared and the bonds we didn’t get a chance to form yet since you passed too soon, my dear friend. Friends who pass to the next life are waiting for us each time we close our eyes.”
A fundraiser is established for David Pollack’s family.
The community has organized a fundraiser to help the grieving family of David Pollack on a platform called The Yard Foundation. The fundraiser is similar to GoFundMe, except it does not take a usage fee and gives 100% of donations to the family. The target is set at 25,000 dollars. Over a thousand dollars have been raised, and more donations are needed. It is requested that all donate graciously to David’s grieving family. No amount of donation can ever bring David back, but it could help ease the financial burden of his family.
Everyone who knew David loved him. He was a cherished member of the community and was respected by all. The entire community mourns David’s untimely sudden departure from the world. He was a local hero and received a hero’s farewell. His heartbroken friends have paid him the most heart-touching tributes, as they were the ones who best knew him, besides his family, and miss him dearly.
Adrian Lopez wrote,
“Sometimes the world just doesn’t make sense, and I don’t know why or how the worst things can happen to the best people. What I do know is that no matter what crazy, chaotic day we had, you were the face we could all look to and just know that everything was going to be alright. You knew how to light up a room on the darkest days. You’ve been an amazing friend since day one, and I’m going to miss you so much. This isn’t goodbye. It’s until we meet again, brother. I love you, David Pollack and Julissa Rose Pollack. You will always be family, and we will always be here right beside you.”
Drew Cromp wrote,
Dave, you always said I was the little brother you never wanted. You were the big brother that was always there for me. We got to be partners on the ambulance for quite some time, and if you ask anybody, we made the best out of every single hour,” he continues, “Every time I get on the bike, Dave, please look over me, and I will continue to ride the roads once ridden by you in your honour. Until we meet again, big brother, I love you, David Pollack.”
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