I would like to commend the Lima Fire Department for its tribute to retired Fire Chief John C. Brookman.
The firefighters and Chief Bruce Black were just magnificent. I was so impressed with the many things the firefighters did to show their respect for Jack. They stood guard by the casket, conducting a Chief Firefighter service with bagpipes and three bells.
As we entered the cemetery I was in awe. The firefighters stood at attention, saluting. Th firetrucks and vehicles flashed their lights. It was so great seeing the American flag hanging from the ladder truck.
Ann Crider, Lima