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Saluting a Fallen Firefighter in Lakewood

John Kilbane, the former assistant fire chief, was honored as his funeral procession passed by the Lakewood Fire Station on Saturday.

In Lakewood, paying tribute to fallen firefighters is a tradition.

Firefighters recognized former Lakewood assistant fire chief John Kilbane as his funeral procession passed the fire station on Saturday.

He died on Jan. 9 at 82 years old.

Sandra Rodriguez January 14, 2013 at 01:43 PM
That was beautiful and very touching. What was on the top of the fire truck hanging in the air? An American flag?? Would be nice to see a couple of pictures closer up. Thanks.
Ellen Forty January 14, 2013 at 07:11 PM
This was a touching and heartfelt tribute to Asst. Fire Chief Kilbane and his family. It shows respect and reminds us that the Lakewood Fire Department is truly a "family" within itself. These men put their lives on the line every time they go out on a call and they all deserve respect and recognition for what they do! God bless them!
Pat Duchon January 21, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Thank you for the great coverage. Chief Kilbane was loved and respected, just like he treated his firefighters. Pat Duchon

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