Firefighting

Fallen Georgia Firefighter Remembered as “True Hero”

Friends and colleagues remembered fallen firefighter Lt. Randy Parker as a loving family man and a true hero during his funeral service Monday, reports macon.com.

Hundreds gathered at the Macon City Auditorium to pay their final respects to Parker, who died in the line of duty while fighting a house fire Feb. 11 in south Macon.

“Our worst enemy claimed one of our own,” a colleague said in an emotional speech. “A true hero was taken from us.”

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert said Parker’s death reminds everyone of the dangers firefighters face and the debt of gratitude owed to public servants.

A representative for U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop said a Congressional Record will be presented in Parker’s honor.

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