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FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS REMEMBERED

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SIOUX CITY FIRE RESCUE REMEMBERED THE 12 FIREFIGHTERS FRIDAY WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE WHILE SERVING AND PROTECTING THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY.

A CEREMONY WAS HELD AT CITY HALL INSIDE THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

THOSE WHO WERE HONORED INCLUDED LAWRENCE SHANLEY, THE FIRST LOCAL FIREFIGHTER TO DIE IN THE LINE OF DUTY BACK IN 1884.

THE MOST RECENT WERE KIRK WICKER AND MICHAEL JOHNSON, WHO DIED WHEN A FLOOR COLLAPSED AS THEY WERE FIGHTING THE “HEN HOUSE” BUSINESS FIRE ON WEST 7TH STREET IN 1982.

THAT FIRE WAS DELIBERATELY SET.

Photo by George Lindblade