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Keokuk Honors Firefighters

Keokuk, IA – A monument to 3 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty nearly 6 years ago now stands in Keokuk's Rand Park. The monument honors Assistant Chief Dave McNally and firefighters Nate Tuck and Jason Bitting. On December 22, 1999, the trio lost their lives trying to save 3 children from a duplex fire. The 3 children also died in the fire.

You can hear reporter Jason Parrott's report on the dedication ceremony for the Keokuk Firefighter Memorial by clicking on the audio link above.