Family, Friends Remember Fallen Firefighters

(Memphis) It’s a bittersweet Father’s Day weekend for the families of two Memphis Firefighters killed in the line of duty, ten years ago tonight.

Trent Kirk and Charles Zachary were killed when they rushed to put out a fire at theĀ  Family Dollar on North Watkins in 2003.

The building collapsed on with them inside.

Saturday night, family and friends gathered to lay a wreath at the site where the men died. Francis Zachary, Charles Zachary’s, widow said the ceremony means a lot to the families left behind.

“I can’t describe… It’s heart warming to think that the guys still remember and think about Charles’ family,” said Zachary.

The Family Dollar manager admitted to setting the fire that killed Kirk and Zachary.

He was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

 

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