Chicago Bears first-year coach Matt Nagy on Monday attended the funeral for fallen Chicago Fire Department rescue diver Juan Bucio, who died heroically last week after jumping into the Chicago River to try and save a man who had fallen off a boat.
“I just thought it was important to show support from this organization,” Nagy said on Tuesday. “It was a moment that I’ll never forget, just to see all the support that he had and his family had. It just goes to show you what this city is all about, everybody and how much they care for each other, and how we’re all here for one another. I just felt that was the right thing to do and I’m very glad I did it.”
Heard from a fireman friend that #Bears coach Matt Nagy attended the funeral for Chicago firefighter Juan Bucio today at St. Rita's on the South Side. Unbelievably classy gesture for the new coach.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) June 4, 2018
For Chicago Bears fans this is a great sign. Nagy is embracing the city, clearly not a me first type of guy, and has a big heart. With the talent in the Bears backfield, and Mitchell Trubisky under center, the future is bright for the Monsters of the Midway. Nagy seems like the right guy for the job.
Members of the Chicago Fire Department watched practice today at Halas Hall & visited w/ players & coaches.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family & friends of Firefighter Juan Bucio. pic.twitter.com/K2LkIp3stv
— Chicago Bears (@BearsOutreach) May 31, 2018