Procession, Memorial Honors Fallen Firefighter Bruce Britt
COLUMBIA - Bagpipes played as the memorial service for fallen firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt began. The front of The Crossing church was filled with flowers, photos and flags.
Firefighters and other first responders from around the state are joining Britt's family to pay respects to the man who died in an apartment collapse Feb. 22.
A long line of firetrucks, EMS and police vehicles wound its way from Memorial Funeral Home headed to The Crossing church.
Flags whipped in the wind from the back of police motorcycles.
The procession route stretched for nearly six miles.
A giant U.S. flag hangs between two firetrucks near The Crossing. Standing nearby was a "wall of blue," as firefighters in dress uniform greeted the procession.
Servicemen and women entering The Crossing Church for Lt. Britt's memorial pic.twitter.com/d94BFQmtqZ— Eric Hilt (@ericmhilt) February 27, 2014