Minneapolis honors Cuernavaca firefighters killed in the line of duty

On Friday, Oct. 2, the City of Minneapolis observed a moment of silence to honor two firefighters from Cuernavaca, Mexico, who were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, Sept. 26. Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson announced the deaths of Chief José Antonio Lazcano Albavera and firefighter José Antonio Amador Herrera at the beginning of Friday’s City Council meeting. The two men were responding to a call in the middle of the day and arrived to a gunfight that also killed two police officers and a civilian.

Earlier this year, the City of Minneapolis hosted these firefighters and others who were visiting from Cuernavaca, one of Minneapolis’ sister cities. The group took part in training in Bemidji, Minn., and spent time in Minneapolis with firefighters from Station #6. They also met with Minneapolis City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren and were interviewed on local radio.  

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will send a letter of condolence and the Minneapolis Fire Department and Station #6 will send cards of sympathy to the firefighters they met while in Minneapolis.

Oct. 5, 2009

Published Oct 5, 2009