TUCSON - A special memorial took place on Saturday to honor the lives of firefighters who served and lost their lives protecting the people of Tucson.
The event took place at the Tucson Firefighters Memorial which is just outside of Fire Central in downtown Tucson.
During the ceremony firefighters and their families honored those who were lost in the line of duty in 2019. They also honored those who have passed since retiring.
"A lot of people that were mentioned today are people that I worked around," Mike Carsten Assistant Tucson Fire Chief said, "Oftentimes people that I looked up to and it's just that opportunity to never forget the work that they did. The sacrifice that they entailed for this community and the fire department."
Fire officials also rang a special bell in honor of every name.