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Monday, December 24, 2012

Tragedy in Rochester, NY

I wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who reached out today to offer condolences, thoughts, and prayers for the firefighters who lost their lives early this morning in West Webster, NY. Four firefighters were shot shortly after arriving at the scene of a house fire in an apparent ambush on the responders. Two of the four firefighters were fatally wounded. Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, both volunteers with the West Webster Fire District, lost their lives shortly after arriving at the scene. Mike was a Lieutentant with the Webster Police Department. Tomasz was a Fire Dispatcher in our 911 Center. Both will be missed dearly.

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