Firefighters honor late colleague at a safe distance

Apr 28, 2020

On April 16, Wareham firefighters gathered at a safe distance in front of the station on Main Street for one last salute to Arthur “Bob” Santos, a firefighter who had been a part of the department for more than 50 years.

Wareham Fire Chief Matt Rowley said that due to coronavirus restrictions, only ten people are allowed to visit at funeral homes.

“The only way we could honor him was to stand in front of the station when he went by and salute him,” Rowley said. 

Santos had worked his way up to call assistant chief, Rowley said. 

Santos, who passed away on April 11 at the age of 86, was an Army veteran of the Korean War.