An Open Letter from Chief Dave Jones

To the Rockford community:

On behalf of the dedicated members of the Rockford Department of Public Safety and the members of the fire service in our surrounding townships, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Rockford community for the outpouring of support during the devastating fire at the Corner Bar. Firefighters from five different departments in addition to the entire Rockford Fire Department worked at the fire scene for over 24 hours. During that time many kind business owners and local residents kept our firefighters supplied with water, food, and, more importantly, encouragement. Please accept our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your kindness and support.

Sincerely, Dave Jones

Chief of Public Safety

Interim City Manager