Among them was Cindy Manestar, wife of a Brentwood police officer. "It scares me; it can happen any time," she said. "It just really hurts my heart."
Manestar laid a bouquet of pink, white and yellow flowers at the base of the flagpole in front of City Hall. The City Hall flag was placed at half-staff about 10 a.m. -- just before Fire Chief Terry Merrell tearfully announced Hummert's death.
Republished with permission from St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Visitation for Maplewood Firefighter Ryan Hummert will be held Thursday the 24th at Jay B. Smith Funeral Home located at 7456 Manchester Road in downtown Maplewood from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At 8 p.m. there will be a Firefighter Honor Walk Through. If you would like to participate please arrive no later then 7:30 p.m. to line up.