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East Peoria Fire Department Remembers Fallen Heroes With Annual Service

The East Peoria Fire Department held the 27th annual Firefighter Memorial Service on Sunday.
EAST PEORIA – The East Peoria Fire Department is remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Sunday was the 27th annual Firefighter Memorial Service. Family, friends and community members joined together with the department to honor four firefighters who were killed in the line of duty, the last which passed away in 1980.

Lieutenant Garry Grugan said it is important the department continues to give the fall the recognition they deserve. “We still have family members remaining of three of our four fallen. They attend every year they come from around the country and we do now have their spouses, their widows, their children, their grandchildren attending this service to remember their loved one.”

The memorial service is held every October, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Month.
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