Thousands gather for Chicago firefighter's funeral
CHICAGO (AP) — A 32-year-veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who was killed battling a house fire is being laid to rest.
Thousands of uniformed firefighters and police officers and scores of friends and family members of Herbert "Herbie" Johnson watched as a fire truck bearing Johnson's casket pulled in front of a church on the city's Southwest Side on Thursday.
There, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined firefighters as the casket, draped in a Chicago flag, was lowered from the truck.
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