One year later: Remembering Daryl Gordon

One year later: Remembering Daryl Gordon

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Saturday will be a somber day in the city of Cincinnati.

It marks one year since firefighter Daryl Gordon was killed in the line of duty.

"He was just a fantastic, well-rounded guy," said Matt Alter, President of the Cincinnati Firefighter's Union. "He truly was the fireman's fireman."

Gordon's picture is still displayed on the dash of the apparatus he drove to the Madisonville apartment building fire on March 26, 2015. Gordon was killed after he fell down an elevator shaft.

"It's a reminder that this is a dangerous job, but it's also a reminder to us to honor Daryl. We do that by coming to work and that's the way we'll remember 
Daryl," said Cincinnati District Chief Mark Sanders.

At 7 a.m. Saturday the fire department will hold a moment of silence.

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