Firefighters from across Illinois met at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the west side of the Capitol May 12 to honor firefighters who have lost their lives during the previous year.

Among those honored was Kurt Meusel, 25, a member of Scales Mounds Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty responding to a search and rescue incident on May 22, 2010.

Attending the ceremony were Kurt's parents, Mike and Sue Meusel, and Kurt's fiancee, Kara Homb.

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