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Memorial service held for Detroit firefighters lost in line of duty

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DETROIT – A memorial service was held Monday morning to honor Detroit firefighters who gave their lives in the line duty.

A procession was held at 8:30 a.m. that ended at Elmwood Cemetery.

The annual service was held at the cemetery following the procession.

“It’s very bittersweet and, of course, it’s very special for the firefighters that we can pay homage to firefighters who passed before us,” said Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell. “When help is needed, we’re there.”

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