ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Benjamin Polson, 33, tragically died on duty last week after a roof collapsed inside an abandoned house, as he was searching for people who may have been trapped in the fire .
Funeral Mass is open to the public on Thursday at the Cathedral.. An attack at the Easter Cemetery in Affton happened after the funeral.
Hundreds, possibly thousands, of people attended mass and lined the streets in honor of Polson. Fire trucks and other vehicles participated in the funeral.
Polson graduated from St. John Vianney in 2007. He later earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Missouri State University. After earning his MBA at Drury and graduating with a law degree from UMKC, Polson joined the city’s fire department in November 2019. He followed in the footsteps of his father, a captain of the St. Louis is retired.
Instead of flowers, the Polson family requested donations for Backstoppers Organization. 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.
Polson is a St. Louis City was the first to die while actively fighting fires in about 20 years.
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