LONG BEACH, Calif | Thousands gather to remember slain California firefighter

3Jul - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



LONG BEACH, Calif.— Thousands of first responders gathered Tuesday to pay tribute to a veteran Southern California fire captain who was shot and killed after responding to an explosion last week.

Throngs of firefighters and police officers stood shoulder-to-shoulder and saluted as a fire truck carrying the flag-draped coffin of Capt. Dave Rosa arrived at the Long Beach Convention center for his funeral.

“For those of you who knew Dave, you were truly blessed,” Assistant Fire Chief Xavier Espino told mourners.

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