Hundreds of firefighters in Marin City to mourn one of their own
(Marin City-AP) -- Hundreds of Northern California firefighters
gathered at a small church in Marin City to mourn an Alameda County
firefighter who died on duty last week.
Twenty-eight-year-old Sekou Turner of Albany collapsed after
resuscitating a man and loading him into an ambulance.
Turner was stabbed in the heart in San Francisco several years
ago, but was saved by surgeons. It's not clear if that wound
contributed to his death.
At yesterday's memorial -- his father praised his son for his
work as a firefighter and talked of what his loss meant. Walter
Turner is chairman of the ethnic studies department at the College
Alameda County Fire Chief called Turner a motivated,
conscientious team player.
After the service, a long line of fire engines headed out across
the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to Rolling Hills Memorial Park in
Richmond, where Turner was buried.
Rest in peace brother. May God comfort the family and friends of Sekou Turner!
(Marin Independent Journal)
(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press
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