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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
KLTV

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

KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News




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Jim Moore Jim Moore Monday, December 10, 2012 1:28:43 PM rest in piece brother the last bell has rung.
Tim Moore Tim Moore Monday, December 10, 2012 2:15:57 PM God bless my brother.
Virginia Sattler Waterson Virginia Sattler Waterson Monday, December 10, 2012 5:01:32 PM Our prayers for the family and friends. Rest in peace Jalen.
John Love John Love Monday, December 10, 2012 7:58:59 PM RIP.....BROTHER
Joe Robinson Joe Robinson Monday, December 10, 2012 9:50:26 PM rip and pray fo the family.
Luis Rodriguez Tanke Luis Rodriguez Tanke Tuesday, December 11, 2012 4:29:42 AM SAN JUAN FIRE RESCUE PUERTO RICO RIP BROTHER.
Donald Davis Donald Davis Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:14:32 AM RIP Brother.
Gil Arredondo II Gil Arredondo II Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:44:22 AM RIP.. BROTHER... SOUTHBEXAR FIRE & RESCUE... S.A.TX
Jason Plesetz Jason Plesetz Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:12:22 PM RIP brother you will never be forgotten!

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