Thursday, December 30, 2010

Friends, colleagues honor fallen firefighter Corey Ankum at visitation

Ankum's story was first brought to light by Worlee at Concerned Citizen's of Chatham. This story from the Tribune was about Ankum's visitation:
On Wednesday, firefighters from throughout the Chicago area marked their third day of commemorating a fallen colleague.

This time, they gathered to honor Corey Ankum, who friends and co-workers called a promising addition to the force since he started about a year ago.

"One is too many. It's very tough on everyone," Chicago Fire Commissioner Bob Hoff said of the strain of planning and attending multiple memorials taking place most of this week for Ankum and fallen fireman Edward Stringer.

Hundreds of firefighters and Ankum's former colleagues with the Chicago police — he had done a short stint with the force — made their way to Apostolic Church of God on the South Side to salute and pray for him at his visitation service.

Ankum and Stringer were killed Dec. 22 after a roof collapsed on them, in what was the deadliest blaze for Chicago firefighters in more than a decade. Seventeen others were injured, including one fireman who on Wednesday returned to a hospital for follow-up care. He is expected to recover, fire officials said.
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