Fallen Dallas Firefighter honored in Shreveport

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 4:11pm

Mayor Cedric Glover ordered all flags flown over Shreveport Fire Department fire stations today to be lowered to half-staff to honor the Dallas firefighter who died yesterday in the line of duty.

Stanley Wilson, a 28-year veteran with Dallas Fire-Rescue, lost his life early Monday while battling a six-alarm blaze at a Dallas condominium building. The massive early-morning fire was fought under very windy, humid conditions but firefighters managed to rescue numerous occupants.

Wilson, 51, transmitted around 5:30 a.m. that he was lost inside the complex. It’s believed he became trapped when one of the floors collapsed. His body was recovered almost three hours later.

``We all accept the risk that comes with the work that we do, so we feel the loss when one of our brothers makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to save lives,’’ Fire Chief Craig Mulford said. ``This is just a small way to honor this brave firefighter and let his family know that our prayers are with them today.’’


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