Fort Wayne Fire and Police Departments along with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 124 are sending five firefighters and one police officer to Maplewood, Mo., outside of St. Louis, to attend and participate in funeral services and memorial events for Ryan Hummert, a Maplewood firefighter, who died Monday from gunshot wounds he received in responding to a vehicle fire that morning.
The Fort Wayne contingent will be leaving from Station 17, 1910 Getz Road, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24. A Memorial Service for Firefighter Hummert will be tomorrow night with the funeral Friday morning in Maplewood. Firefighter Bryan Peterson will serve as a member of the Honor Guard for one of the events. Fire Captain Bruce Bickley and Police Officer Boyce Ballinger will play bagpipes at the cemetery following the funeral service, Friday.