For years, he worked to protect and serve his community not as a firefighter but as an alderman.
Former alderman Ray Hallquist received a special honor. Fire station 11 in the 8th ward was dedicated in his name.
Hallquist was alderman from April 26, 1965 to April 25, 1977. In that time he made it his mission to make sure his residents had their own fire station.
The family donated all of the memorial money to the fire station to help with any of their needs.