While this organization and our annual event is focused on honoring law enforcement officers in Connecticut who have lost their lives, we cannot overlook the sacrifices made by those who tirelessly serve along side the police. It is with a heavy heart that we honor the memory of Hartford Fire Fighter Kevin Bell who tragically lost his life on October 7th while battling a residential fire. Our thoughts are with Kevin's family and friends as well as the entire Hartford Fire Department especially those serving on Engine Company 16.
Additionally, we wish a speedy and full recovery to those firefighters who were also injured during the incident. Firefighter Jason Martinez of Tactical Unit 1, Firefighter Colin McWeeny Engine Co 14, and Firefighter Kevin Burke of Engine Co 5.
A memorial fund has been set up in Kevin Bell's honor. To donate, visit the Hartford Firefighters Credit Union at 776 Maple Avenue in Hartford, or send donations to:
Kevin L. Bell Memorial Family Fund
C/O Hartford Firefighters Survivors' Fund
669 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033