It is with deep sadness I announce two Signal 5-5-5-5's have been struck
In the town of Webster, New York.
Mike Chiapperini, Webster NY Police Lieutenant and PIO, who was off duty, serving as a WW Volunteer Firefighter. Mike had just returned from Long Island after being deployed for Super Storm Sandy.
Tomasz Kaczowka, a 9-1-1 Dispatcher who was off duty serving as a WW Volunteer Firefighter.
BOTH INJURED FIREFIGHTERS: Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofsetter, are in guarded condition with very significant injuries. Hofsetter was an off duty City of Rochester Firefighter. Cops say that one or more shooters fired at the Firefighters when they arrived shortly after 0530 at the fire near the Lake Ontario shore, just east of Rochester.
Rest easy dear brothers, your jobs done well, we'll take it from here.
Prayers to the family and friends of the fallen, what a terrible day... Indeed.