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Gov. Scott and Florida Cabinet honor fallen firefighters

Gov. Rick Scott greets family members of Carl Lommler, a Longwood firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1973 and who was added to the state's firefighter memorial in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

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Gov. Rick Scott greets family members of Carl Lommler, a Longwood firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1973 and who was added to the state's firefighter memorial in Tallahassee on Wednesday.

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Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet began Wednesday by honoring a pair of fallen fire fighters at a ceremony in Tallahassee.

At the almost completed Firefighter Memorial Monument, the names of Carl Lommler and Frank K. Vigh were added to the memorial. Lommler, who worked for the Longwood fire department, died in the line of during in 1973. Vigh, an engineer with the Orange County fire department, died while on duty in 1985.

Julius Halas, the director of the State Fire Marshal's Office, said moving the memorial to a very public location on the grounds of the State Capitol Building Complex helps serve as a reminder to legislators and the public of the sacrafices that hundreds of firefighters have made over the decades.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 11:00am]

    

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