In February of this year the city of Bryan, Texas lost two firefighters at a commercial structure fire. Lieutenants Gregory Pickard and Eric Wallace were killed while battling a fire at the Knights of Columbus hall.
Sunrise Beach firefighters conducted a fundraising drive and bought tee shirts honoring the fallen firefighters. “There is a bond between all firefighters, no matter where they work,” said Chief Dennis Reilly. “If we can support the families and the department then we feel it is the right thing to do. Not only did Bryan lose two firefighters, West, Texas just lost 9 firefighters and another Chief was killed this weekend in Pennsylvania."
The tee shirt purchase raised $200 for the families of the fallen firefighters.