Monday, March 24, 2008

Chino Valley Fireman Goes Missing

43 year old Chino Valley firefighter Roger Palacios vanished Friday after telling family members he was going for a routine bike ride. Palacios' white truck was also missing.

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The Ontario Police Department announced Sunday that a missing resident fireman has been found dead of an apparent suicide.

Rogelio "Roger" Palacios, 43, was last seen leaving his home in Ontario Friday. Relatives believed he was going to go bike riding either in Chino Hills State Park or in Claremont Hills Park but he never returned.

Police later received a call about a gunshot heard in the area around Kit Carson Park. A jogger discovered Palacios' body Sunday morning.

Palasios was a 17-year veteran of the Chino Valley Fire Department

Relatives say Palacios had recently been depressed about his job.

Rest in peace Roger...


  1. For those who don't know Roger he was a good man, admired by many near and far. Whatever his troubles were will always remain a mystery even to us his own family but none the less that doesn't take away what kind of a person he was. He left big shoes to fill and many heavy hearts. He will be missed by all who knew him especially his wife and children and us, his 7 siblings. He saw potential in everyone and anything and always a time for anyone. He was a regular at our childrens sporting events and first at family functions. He loved his job as firefighter and was frustrated when he was plagued by recent injuries, one a gun shot wound responding to a possible house fire call and the other happened off duty. He also loved the outdoors, couldn't wait to go camping, fishing, jet skiing, up to mountains after it snowed or mountain bike riding. We lost a good one but we gained a guardian angel.

  2. God calls another Hero home, Must of needed him...
    God bless your family, We all need another guardian angel

  3. the Lord always takes the best people first. we know you are an amazing man and we will truly miss you. watch over us and keep our seats warm. I love you Uncle!


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