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**Video Release** CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida’s Fallen Firefighters

11/15/2019

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 15, 2019
Contact: Katie Strickland, 850.413.2842, katie.strickland@myfloridacfo.com
Devin Galetta, 850.413.2842, devin.galetta@myfloridacfo.com

**Video Release**
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis Honors Florida’s Fallen Firefighters

OCALA, Fla. —Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis honored Florida firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty during the annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala. CFO Patronis was joined by family members of the fallen and fire service personnel from across Florida to memorialize firefighters Barry Boulton, Sr. Lieutenant, Plantation Fire Department; Brad Gregrich, FF/EMT, DeSoto County Fire Rescue; and Robert D. Tabor, Forestry, Rayonier Corp.
 
CFO and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis said, “I was humbled today to honor the life and legacy of our fallen firefighters at the 2019 Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service. These heroes go into this profession knowing there are unknown dangers and sadly, some do not return home. Today, we grieve alongside the families who lost a beloved firefighter, and I’m forever humbled to honor the memory of those who gave their lives to protect our communities. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten."
 
To request full video from the memorial ceremony, please email communications@myfloridacfo.com.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).