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Lt. Gregory Pickard's widow accepts Ray Downey Courage and Valor award at FDIC

(1) Susan Pickard, widow of Lt. Gregory Pickard, who was posthumously named the recipient of the Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award, accepts the medal from Robert F. Biolchini, CEO of PennWell Corporation, as daughter Robin Carpenter and son and firefighter/paramedic Jacob look on. (Photos 1-3 by Tony Greco.) Lt. Gregory Pickard, of the Bryan (TX) Fire Department (BFD), who died of the burn injuries he incurred while attempting to rescue a fellow firefighter in a fire in a social hall, was named the recipient of the 2014 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award at the Opening Ceremony of the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis in April. Lt. Pickard was part of the r...

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