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Paying respects to men who went willingly into the fire

The rivalry between police officers and firefighters has a lengthy history. From sporting events like the Bacon Bowl, to hilarious sendups on Youtube (check out “Cops vs. Firefighters), this good natured ribbing usually ends with a few laughs and the following admissions:

“I don’t know how you guys handle those domestic disputes.” says the firefighter.

“I don’t know how you go into burning buildings.” says the cop.

That is the essence of our mutual respect.

I was reminded of that after learning of the disastrous loss of 19 firefighters of the Yarnell, Arizona wildfire (TNT 7/1).

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