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The original item was published from 6/1/2021 5:41:25 PM to 6/1/2021 5:52:07 PM.

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City of South Lake Tahoe to honor fallen firefighter in L.A. County

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South Lake Tahoe-In light of today’s tragedy in Southern California, the City of South Lake Tahoe is lowering all City flags in honor of the Los Angeles County firefighter killed at the Agua Dulce fire station. “There is nothing that can prepare firefighters for the pain in dealing with the loss of a colleague who is killed in the line of duty, and the emotional scars never fully heal.  Our hearts go out to our brother and sister firefighters in Los Angeles during these tragic and unnecessary times.”  said Fire Chief Clive Savacool with South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue.  

The tragic event occurred earlier this morning at approximately 10:53 am local time at Los Angeles County Fire Station 81 in Agua Dulce. An off duty-firefighter opened fire and shot two fellow firefighters. A 44-year-old fire specialist was wounded and died from his injuries along with a 54-year-old firefighter who was also wounded but is in stable condition. 

City Flags will remain at half staff until Friday, June 4th, 2021.


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