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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Mayor Harold E. Miller Declares February 2 Firefighter Lieutenant Brian Ritchie Day

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The Weirton Firefighters IAFF Local 948 held a special luncheon in honor of the late Lieutenant Brian Ritchie.  After battling Covid-19 last year, Lt. Ritchie passed away on February 2, 2021.  Mayor Harold E. Miller presented the family of the late Lt. Brian Ritchie with a proclamation and declared every February 2 in the City of Weirton "Firefighter Lieutenant Brian Ritchie Day".  Bishop Craig Greathouse blessed the ceremony.  Additional speakers included City Manager, Mike Adams, Fire Chief Kevin Himmelrick, and Fire Lieutenant Mikel Serafine.  We are grateful for Lt. Ritchie and his family for their dedication and sacrifice to our community.

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