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Hero's send-off for Chicago firefighter

Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff, whose father was a firefighter who also died in a roof collapse, choked up as he described Firefighter Ankum's calling

By Kim Kanssen
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — "I extend my deeepest sympathy, on behalf of every Chicagoan and my family."

The words were simple, even commonplace, but the emotion behind them was too much to bear for Mayor Daley and the thousands of mourners at firefighter Corey Ankum's funeral Thursday morning.

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