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Fallen firefighters procession stretches for miles

Fire chief: 'I didn't know how I was going to get through this day'

By Shaley Sanders

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Jackson Heights Volunteer Fire Department laid to rest a fallen brother.

Jalen Smith's life was honored through a traditional firefighter funeral service. The procession stretched four miles long.

"We had to call on the radio to see where the last truck was and when we got to, I want to say the Oil Palace, I think the last truck was pulling out of the church," said Jackson Heights VFD's Chief, Terence Thompson. 

Full story: Fallen firefighters procession stretches for miles, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

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