Today August 14th 2017 is the 3 year anniversary of my dad passing away. I wanted to make a post on how much my dad, Anthony Traeger (Tony Traeger), played a huge role in me creating Rockford Scanner.
My dad was there and supported me from day one. My parents always had a police scanner on in the house when I grew up. That way we knew what was going on around the area and it helped keep my family informed and safe as I was growing up.
My parents are one of the main reasons why I created Rockford Scanner. They taught me how important it is to listen to a scanner and to keep informed and to keep safe. And now I am able to help spread that to others, through Rockford Scanner.
I wanted to give a shout out to the heavens today, and thank my dad for being there from day one and supporting me with Rockford Scanner. Because of my parents I knew what a police scanner is and also how it is a valuable tool in keeping informed and staying safe. I am able to help spread this hobby to others because of him.
August 14th 2014 was the worst day of my life. My father, Anthony Traeger passed away. Local emergency personnel from Metro Ambulance, Loves Park Police and Swedish American Hospital Emergency Room all worked very hard to try and save my dads life that day. I am forever am in debt to those 1st responders who tried to save his life that day. Thank You! They worked very hard to save him. But God decided it was his time and my father passed away.
I want people to know that because of my father and his support, that Rockford Scanner is what is today. Him standing by me through thick and thin. Him giving me the knowledge and understanding of how valuable a police scanner is for information and safety.
So please take a second of your time and look up to the heavens and just say a “Thank You” to my father.
My father is a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, son, brother, and friend to many. He is deeply missed by me and our family and all his friends. He loved to play bingo, bet on the horses, take us fishing, and do many other things. He was always telling jokes and making people laugh. If you were down, he was always there to pick you right back up.
Shout out to the heavens, Dad I Love You!
Also want to shout out and thank the following: Metro Ambulance, Loves Park Police, Swedish American Hospital ER staff, Honquest Family Funeral Home, Chief Hallstrom and the NPFD