Fallen Firefighters to be Honored at Memorial

(Mississippi)- Four Mississippi firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2015 will be honored Oct. 9 at the 35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. They are among 79 firefighters who died in last year and 33 firefighters who died in previous years who will be remembered at the official national service in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The Delta’s own Clarksdale native Capt. Willie B. Ratliff, 66, of the City of Clarksdale Fire Department died after required physical fitness training Dec. 21, 2015. Their names will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial. Families will receive flags flown over the U. S. Capitol and the National Memorial.

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