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Kansas City Firefighters Honor Their Fallen

This past Monday, Kansas City bore witness to the best and the worst that can happen to this town. The same night that saw the Royals win their battle in Houston over the Astros … saw two Kansas City, Missouri, firefighters lose their lives as they battled a two-alarm fire on Independence Avenue. Steve Kraske talks with IAFF Local 42 President William Galvin about the traditions and protocol of honoring those who lose their lives in the line of duty.

The public memorial service for firefighters Larry J. Leggio and John V. Mesh will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at the Sprint Center located at 1407 Grand Blvd.  Doors open at 1 p.m.

A fund has been established to help the Leggio and Mesh families.  Donations should be made to Local 42 Community Assistance.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.