Memorial Services Held for Firefighter Killed in Christmas Eve Ambush

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0  Updated at 1:36 pm, December 30th, 2012 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Memorial services were held Sunday afternoon in upstate New York for one of the firefighters killed in an ambush on Christmas Eve.

Mourners gathered near Rochester to remember 43-year-old Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini, a volunteer firefighter in West Webster, New York, who was also a 20-year veteran of the Webster Police Department. Chiapperini was killed, along with colleague Tomasz Kaczowka, early Christmas Eve morning when an ex-convict started a fire and shot the men as they arrived to the scene before taking his own life.

Kaczowka’s funeral is set for Monday.

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