Firefighters deliver gifts to family of Cicero man killed during robbery

CICERO, Ill. (WLS) -- Suburban firefighters shared the true meaning of Christmas with the family of a man gunned down during a robbery Sunday night.

This is what firefighters do: they help people in distress. This weekend, Miguel Haro was trying to help his family by working extra hours at an Englewood construction site so he could buy extra Christmas presents for his daughter. As left the job site, he was ambushed, robbed and killed.

"We see a lot of good things and a lot of tragic things. We deliver babies and also lose people like this and our guys were pretty affected. They said they'd seen a lot in 25 years but this one will stick with them for a long time," said Tim O'Brien, Chicago Firefighters Union.

"We took up a collection amongst ourselves and had 100 percent participation among those on duty. We got donations and gift cards for the family," said Eric Habercross, Cicero Firefighters Union.

A bike, a stuffed animal, board games, and the tablet computer Miguel Haro hoped to earn enough money to buy for his daughter - all of it is thanks to these firefighters.

"They have a big heart. Thank you for everything you gave me and my little sister," said Janny Haro, victim's daughter.

"Hopefully this will put a little bit of a smile on a very dark Christmas for this family," O'Brien said.

One other thing this family wants in time for Christmas is justice, with an arrest in their father's murder.

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