Standing on a stage behind flag-covered caskets, President Barack Obama told the residents of West that while he and others may not live in Texas, they are neighbors, and are also grappling with the town’s loss.
Complete coverage of nearly three hour memorial service dedicated to 12 first responders who lost their lives in West Fertilizer plant explosion.
In West, there are still too many questions, too much work, and too much worry for the devastated city to stop moving—even to mourn.
It started with a procession that included dozens of fire trucks and cars and pickups filled with men and women in uniform. The memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer Company explosion was held at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor University campus.
Officials have just confirmed that a North Texas firefighter was killed in the West Fertilizer Plant explosion.
People around the world are buying t-shirts benefiting the families of the firefighters killed and injured earlier this month in a fire in Bryan. T-shirts went on sale last Friday and the proceeds have a very specific purpose.
On Friday, final respects were paid to fallen Dallas Firefighter Todd Krodle. The nearly 18-year department veteran died over the weekend, after falling through the roof of an apartment, while fighting a three-alarm blaze.
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