Saying Goodbye To A Hero
Family, friends, and men and women in uniform gathered to give a final salute to fallen state forest ranger Brett Fulton. 51-year-old Fulton and 31-year-old Josh Burch died Monday when their tractor was consumed by flames while fighting a wildfire in Hamilton County.
Fulton gave thirty three years and his life to fighting fires. The massive amount of people that came out to honor Fulton, speaks volumes to the person he was.
To honor Fulton's memory firetrucks raised the American Flag over a hundred feet in the air. The lawn in front of the Christ Central Ministries Church in Lake City was covered with fire agencies from around Florida.
Director of the Florida Division of Forestry, Jim Karels, handed the folded up flag that laid over Fulton's casket to his wife, Margaret.
Karels said, "its a tremendous loss its just its been a long time and it hurts us it will take a while to grieve and our effort now is to make sure this never happens again."
Fulton's love of hunting, fishing, fighting fire, and above all his family, he leaves behind a wife and two kids, was illustrated by those who spoke.
Flags were flown at Half Staff at Capitol and in Hamilton County, where Fulton and Burch died in the line of duty.
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