I just posted a new blog on this subject and posed the question:
Should we should take the same attitude the military does: once a firefighter - always a firefighter - regardless of how they die - and all entitled to the same honors as the next guy - or should something special be reserved for true Line-of-Duty Deaths?
After all, if there truly is no greater sacrifice than to lay one's life down for their fellow man, (the Bible said that first,) shouldn't there be certain practices that are reserved for a LODD?
Furthermore, I bring up the idea of pre-planning and standardizing the formalities we provide to our fellow firefighters.
These are questions that burn in my mind and in my heart.
Please read the blog, check out the matrix I created and let me know what you think.