Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/5/13
Friday in southwest Houston, a restaurant caught on fire and America's third-largest fire department responded. Among those responding were Captain Matthew Renaud, who loved the Houston Texans and Astros; engineer-operator Robert Bebee, who according to Houston mayor Annise Parker "couldn't pass up a stray dog;" fire fighter Robert Garner, who in the Houston Fire Department finally found a place he fit in; and fire fighter Anne Sullivan, who they called "Punky." Those four died when the structure collapsed. The Houston Fire Department had never lost that many of its own on a single day in its 118-year history. They were buried Wednesday after a massive memorial service at Reliant Stadium in Houston, which was expecting 40,000 attendees. The Texans will attend a memorial service to honor the 4 Houston firefighters who lost their lives last week. HFD twitter.comHoustonTexans Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 5, 2013 Among the 40,000 was the entire Houston Texans organization.
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