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Kilgore says farewell to a fallen hero

POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 7:28pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:00pm

KILGORE - Firefighter, kyle perkins received the farewell of a true hero today.

Flags flew at half-staff in Kilgore all week in memory of Perkins

Hundreds of fire fighters, family and friends gathered at Dodson Auditorium at Kilgore College, to honor Perkins.

45-year-old, Perkins, had been a fire fighter since 2004 and was killed in a training accident in Kilgore on Sunday.

Kilgore Fire Chief, Dennis Gage said, "Its like losing a family member is what it is...those guys work eight days, eat together, sleep together. You may be eating at the dinner table with him one minute and pulling him out of a fire the next, that's how close they get."

Perkins leaves behind a wife and two kids.

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