Columbia honors fallen firefighter Bruce Britt
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:40:30 GMT —
UPDATE: You can watch the memorial service for Lt. Bruce Britt by clicking here: http://goo.gl/P4Ma6C
People are expected to line the streets Thursday in Columbia to honor fallen firefighter Bruce Britt.
The memorial service for Lieutenant Bruce Britt, a 23 year veteran of the Columbia Fire Department is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.Thursday.
Britt died in the line of duty on Saturday, February 22 after a walkway at the University Village apartments collapsed beneath him.
A procession is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. and is expected to include dozens of fire trucks.
The procession will begin at Memorial Cemetery on the Business Loop, travel east to Providence Road and south to Grindstone Parkway, and then east again to the Crossing Church for the 10 a.m. memorial service.
According to Columbia's city website, In support of Neighborhood Services Manager Leigh Britt, wife of Bruce Britt, the Community Development Department will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Included in this closure are the Office of Neighborhood Services, Planning, Building and Site Development and the third floor service center. All offices will reopen for regular business at 1 p.m
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the following:
"Stormy Britt Memorial Fund" in care of Edward Jones; 3305 East Clark Lane, Columbia,MO 65202
"National Fallen Firefighters Foundation" in care of Hal Bruno Camp; PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD, 21727.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at Memorial Funeral Home's website.