Hundreds of people lined up to march in honor of the St. Louis fell


ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Benjamin Polson tragically died on duty Thursday when a roof collapsed inside an abandoned house, as he searched for people who may have been trapped in the fire.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people including firefighters from other states are expected to line up along the ‘equipment procession’ in Polson’s honor.

“The fire brigade is a very close chivalric brotherhood,” said Kirkwood Fire Department Chief James Silvernail and Backstoppers Board member. “The firefighting community will show up in large numbers to support our fallen brother.”

Payings will be held at Kutis Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday, a funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Cathedral. A visit to the Easter Cemetery in Affton is scheduled after the funeral.

“This is not just a profession, it is a family and what we will see on Wednesday and Thursday is a testament to that, it will be a huge display of brotherhood,” said Silvernail. speak.

Polson followed in his father’s footsteps after earning an MBA from Drury and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in law from UMKC.

The procession route is expected to be released on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the Polson family asked for donations to the Backstoppers Foundation.
The weather is expected to be cold during the time arranged to honor Polson. Fire crews have been asked to ensure equipment ‘is full of gas cylinders.

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Aila Slisco

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