Funeral Service Held for Ft. Lauderdale Firefighter

A funeral service is being held for a Ft. Lauderdale firefighter who died after being hit by a car on the shoulder of I-95, reports CBS Miami.

Kevin Johns’ family, friends and fellow firefighters gathered at 10 a.m. at The Sanctuary Church in Ft. Lauderdale.

His procession started about a half hour before that.

The hearse, which was actually empty because Johns was cremated, left Fire Station 13 accompanied by the Johns’ family and the fire truck from the station.  Near The Sanctuary Church, the procession was joined by his Battalion Chief and crew along with a bagpipe and drum corps.

Slowly, they marched under an American flag suspended high in the air by two fire trucks as they entered the church property.

Clutching the cross around her neck, Johns’ wife and familyescorted his casket into the church for a tough good bye.

During the service, friends remembered him as a hero, who was taken too soon.

“When it came down to it, no matter if father, husband, brother or fellow firefighter, he was everyone’s hero,” said firefighters union Local 765 President Scott Bayne.

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