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Friday, July 30, 2010

Westporters Pay Tribute to Fallen Bridgeport Firefighters

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Westporters were among thousands paying tribute today at funeral services in Bridgeport for two fallen Bridgeport firefighters. First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, Chief Christopher Ackley and Deputy Chief Jonathan Gottfried led the Westport contingent that included many off-duty firefighters. Other off-duty firefighters helped man Bridgeport firehouses while their Bridgeport counterparts attended the services, including the one above at St. Augustine Cathedral for Lt. Steven Velasquez, 40. A later service was held for Firefighter Michel Baik, 49,  at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church. The two died Saturday while fighting a house fire. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Thank you to the Westport CERT Team members for helping assist the Red Cross Disaster Team in Bridgeport distribute water & snacks Thursday and Friday, their help was invaluable!

Mary Ann West

Posted by Mary A. West on July 30, 2010 at 11:29 PM | #