Fallen firefighters honored at memorial service


PEARL, Miss. (WJTV) — Firefighters from across the state came together Tuesday to honor six of their own.

The Mississippi Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service was held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Pearl.

Three firefighters, Steve W. Cobb of the USDA Forest Service, Willie Ratliff of the Clarksdale Fire Department, and Eric C. Gustafson of the Meridian Fire Department, lost their lives in the line of duty this year.

Dewitt Monroe, Klein Thornton, and Joe Williams of the Pascagoula Fire Department died in the line of duty in 1952.

We’re told their names will be inscribed on the Mississippi Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall.



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