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Funeral held for Ga. firefighter killed by drunk driver

Ron Herens, 23, was remembered for his ever-present smile and love for firefighting

By FireRescue1 Staff

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Hundreds gathered to mourn and remember a firefighter killed while on vacation.

WSBTV.com reported that Ron Herens, 23, and four other firefighters were on vacation in Los Angeles when their rental car was rammed by a drunk driver at an intersection.

"They were all belted in. All driving perfectly safely down the street and just blindsided," Chief Jackie Gibbs said. "When Ron was moved from the accident scene, he was escorted by fire, police and coroners escort as his body was removed."

Chief Gibbs said Herens was most proud to be a firefighter.

"Herens was a very special young man to our fire department and anybody that knew him knows how special he was. He was taken far too soon from us," Chief Gibbs said.

Herens' girlfriend, Rosa Campos, said she believe they were made for each other.

"He was the one who my soul desired," Campos said. "I always dreamed of a man like him."

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