Annual firefighters Memorial Ride honors fallen firefighters

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DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - More than 1,000 riders and passengers on 750 motorcycles showed up for the 12th Annual Firefighters Memorial Ride Sunday.

The ceremony began at 10:30 a.m. at the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial.

The event honored Ohio's Fallen Firefighters during the past twelve months and the FFMR made a donation to their families: Captain Sandy Lesko, Willoughby Hills Fire; Latino Knotts, Cleveland EMS; Firefighter Scott Bruggeman, Middleton Fire; Firefighter Patrick Wolterman, Hamilton Fire; Captain Charles Horning, Townsend Fire and Lt. David Knapke, Williamsburg Fire.

The FFMR also made a donation to the family of Captain Michael Palumbo, who has served for 24 years with the Beachwood Fire Department and was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer.

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