Memorials held Saturday to honor firefighters killed in 2012 West Webster shooting
WEBSTER, N.Y. — The West Webster Fire Department held memorials Thursday, Friday and Saturday in remembrance of two firefighters who died in the 2012 shooting on Christmas Eve morning, as well as other firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
It’s been ten years since a man set fire to his home and car on Lake Road in Webster, then shot at first responders. The shooting killed two West Webster firefighters, 43-year-old Michael Chiapperini and 19-year-old Tomasz Kaczowka, as they were stepping out of their fire truck. Two other firefighters and a Greece police Officer were injured in the shooting.
The West Webster Fire Department Station #1 at 1051 Gravel Road is setting up a display of photos and items to remember the firefighters who died in the shooting. Attendees can park behind the station. There will also be a memorial prayer on Saturday. Here is the schedule:
- Thursday, Dec. 22: The display is open to all first responders from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday, Dec 23: The display is open to everyone from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Dec. 24: There will be a memorial prayer at the firehouse at 6:45 a.m. Then, the display room will be open to everyone from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.