LaGrange firefighters honored on U.S. House floor on Saturday
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Saturday, Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-West Point) asked for a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the LaGrange firefighters injured in a Labor Day fire on Revis Street.
Pete Trujillo, Jordan Avera, Jonathan Williamson and Josh Williams were injured in the fire early on Labor Day morning. Firefighters James Ormsby and Sean Guerrero received minor injuries.
In the weeks following the fire, people throughout the community have joined together to support the injured firefighters, and on Saturday, Ferguson expressed his gratitude on the House floor.
“These brave men and women put their lives on the line every single day to keep our loved ones safe in an emergency with no expectation of recognition for their heroism,” Ferguson said. “But, today I’d like us all to pause and think about the tough work that they do and the danger that they put their lives in.”
While the City of LaGrange is covering the medical expenses for the firefighters, some expenses like family members taking time off work to be with the injured men can cause financial strain, so t-shirts are being sold at LaGrange City Hall to support the firefighters and their families. The money raised by the t-shirts will be distributed among the four firefighters. Williams is still in the hospital.
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