Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and other speakers participated in the 19th annual Memorial Ceremony at the New York State Fallen Firefighters site on Empire State Plaza in Albany.
Eight firefighters will be honored this year for giving their lives in the line of duty.
WXHC found at least five names from Cortland county on the list of names of the fallen firefighters:
Richard Bates – Cortland Fire Department January 1, 1981
Carl Edmonds – Harford Fire Department May 4, 1965
Lt. Theodore Hilsinger – Homer Fire Department December 15, 1989
Asst Chief Bret E. Neff – Harford Fire Company February 23, 2004
Romano Petrucco – Homer Fire Department December 14, 1981