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Hundreds offer one final salute to firefighting legend

6:38 PM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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LONGMONT - Lynn Huff was always there for the community. At a funeral service held for the retired Longmont Fire Chief, the community was there for him.

Hundreds of firefighters, police officers, sheriff's deputies from around the state and citizens filled the Life Bridge Church in Longmont.

Huff was killed on Feb. 2 when he fell down a steep embankment while hiking in Hawaii with his wife and friends. He was vacationing at the time of the accident. Chief Huff retired from the Longmont Fire Department two years ago.

During the funeral service Chief Huff was remembered for his service and contributions to the fire community. He played key roles in the advancement of fire safety and communications and was remembered for the care and concern he always had for the firefighters he served with.

"For all you've done, for those you've guided, for all those you've helped, for your smile, Lynn Huff is a true fire hero and can't be replaced," Mike Tombolato, Chief of Rocky Mountain Fire, said.

Huff served as a volunteer with Rocky Mountain Fire up until the time of his death.
Tombolato told those in attendance that Rocky Mountain Fire will honor Huff by dedicating their new fire station, Fire Station #1 in his memory.

"Lynn was loved. He was truly loved by each and every member of the Longmont Fire Department," Tom DeMint, Chief of the Poudre Fire Authority, said.

DeMint recounted to those in attendance the many contribution Huff made to firefighting.

Following the funeral service Chief Huff's remains were carried on a historic fire engine past each of the six fire stations in Longmont for one final salute.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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