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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Firefighters across Trumbull County paid tribute to the late Warren Fire Captain Al Brown on Tuesday.

A dark ceremony honored his life.

“Al Brown was a great guy, he never set out to hurt anyone, he loved serving his community,” said Brown’s friend and retired deputy chief Orneil Heller.

“Even on a bad day, it was always a good day with Al,” said Warren Fire Department Chief Ken Nussle.

A fire truck carrying Brown’s coffin passed under an American flag held by two ladder trucks, a symbol of more than three decades of service to the city.

“I want to thank him and his family for serving our community with such dignity,” said Warren Mayor Doug Franklin.

The motorcade stopped outside the fire hall, where Brown’s family heard their latest alarm.

“He was a great family man and I loved him with all my heart,” Nussle said.

Brown worked in the fire department from 1990 until his death two weeks ago.

He left a lasting impact on the young members of the fire service. He taught several of them as a fire instructor and was active in fire prevention for the younger generations.

“What stands out most in Captain Brown and I think any firefighter from top to bottom will tell you, his willingness to teach others and share what he had and his knowledge with others, that’s what made him special, ”said Mayor Franklin. .