Service honors 'bravery and dedication' of 10 fallen firefighters in Virginia

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-04 17:36:59-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — The Virginia Fallen Firefighters and EMS Memorial Service took place Saturday at the Richmond Raceway Complex.

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First responders, city leaders and public safety members gathered to honor those who died in the line of duty at the annual service.

The memorial featured a Virginia Fire Services Honor Guard procession and a musical performance.

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This year's ceremony honored ten fallen firefighters, who were reognized under in Virginia's Line of Duty Act in 2022
"for their bravery and dedication to the citizens of the Commonwealth."

  • Gary C. Campbell - Spotsylvania County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management
  • TyVaughn Eldridge - Chesterfield Fire and EMS
  • Christopher G. Griffin - City of Norfolk Fire Rescue
  • Robert W. Nelms - Fries Fire & Rescue
  • Jeffrey T. Rizzo - Loudoun County Fire Rescue
  • Kimberly A. Schoppa - Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
  • James A. Sturgill - Pound Volunteer Fire Department
  • Gregory V. Thomas - City of Danville Fire Department
  • Michael W. Webb - Callaway Volunteer Fire Department
  • Herbert T. Wilcox - Rocky Mount Fire Department
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You can watch a replay of the ceremony in the video player below.

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