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Illinois Honors Fallen Firefighters

Chicago police officers and firefighters form an honor guard as the body of Chicago Police Officer Samuel Jimenez is brought to the coroner Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Chicago. A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, killing the police officer and a few hospital employees in an attack that began with a domestic dispute and exploded into a firefight with law enforcement inside the medical center. The suspect was also dead, authorities said. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Illinois is honoring firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty last year.  Governor Pritzker and State Fire Marshal Matt Perez yesterday remembered the four fallen firefighters at the 29th Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial.  They included Chicago Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Pickering, Chicago Firefighter MaShawn Plummer, Lieutenant Garrett Ramos of the Sterling Fire Department and Firefighter Mehdi Mourad of the Wabash Fire Protection District.

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