Firefighter laid to rest
In the past days, sad news came to my ears of a firefighter's death in Mobile, Alabama. Last Saturday, a Mobile Fire Rescue Department Captain died when he got home from his tour. Samuel W. Downing was 45 and a 21 year veteral in the service. He got home, after finishing a very busy 24 hour watch, where he died due to a heart attack. Yesterday, on Independence day, he was laid to rest with full honors. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Captain Downing, as well as to the Mobile Fire Rescue Department.