IAFF Local 2612
Sedgwick County Fire Fighters Union
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  • Local 2612 Honoring Captain J.O. Rodgers at the 2016 IAFF Memorial
    Updated On: Aug 17, 2016

    2016 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

    Captain James O. Rodgers Made the Ultimate Sacrifice Protecting His Community

    Sedgwick County Fire District #1 Fire Fighter’s Name Added to Thousands of Others Etched into Granite Memorial Honoring Those Who Have Died in the Line of Duty Since 1918

    2016 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial

    Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11:00 am MT

    Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO

    James (J.O.) Rodgers joined the fire service with a commitment to put his life on the line in order to keep Sedgwick County, KS safe. Now his name has been added to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado, honoring those who have died in the line of duty since 1918.  The names include those who died on the job, as well as the alarming number who died from toxic exposures, including more than 120 who succumbed after being exposed to deadly carcinogens while searching for survivors at Ground Zero.  Etched on granite slabs forming concentric circles, the names tell a bigger story, a century of sacrifice and service, a fire service that has given so much but become stronger and made communities safer.

    September 17, 2016

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty.

    The annual ceremony remains an uplifting service for the families, friends and loved ones, celebrating the lives, heroism and accomplishments of our union’s bravest of the brave.


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