On December 24th 2012 4 West Webster Firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle/house fire. As they arrived they were ambushed by a lone gunman. Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka were killed on scene. Firefighters Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino both received life altering injuries which will require months of rehabilitation. These brave men were volunteers answered the call for assistance at 5:30 in the morning.
These brave men were ambushed by a coward. For their sacrifices, their willingness to help their fellow man they all should be honored with the Medal of Freedom.
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01-03-2013, 11:01 AM #1
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Petition for West Webster Firefighters to Receive Medal of Freedom
01-04-2013, 12:32 AM #2
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No disrespect to the West Webster Firefighters, but that award does not sound appropriate for them. You would basically have to give it to every cop, firefighter and EMT who died in the line of duty due to violence as well, not to mention the WTC Police, FF's, and EMT's that went in knowing it was risky. The first two WWFD firefighters may never have known what hit them. Probably some kind of state award would be more appropriate.
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