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Ben Carlson Paddle Out Memorial – Newport Beach, CA

This was an amazing tribute to a real-life hero, Ben Carlson. Ben died serving his community. I am particularly proud that the fire service recognized this as a line of duty death. In my humble opinion this is no different that a firefighter being killed in a structure fire, or a police officer who is killed in the line of duty. I attended this ceremony with an engine from my department as well as sending a rescue boat to the morning paddle out. I was Continue reading →