Fallen hero finally laid to rest

- An emotional procession as Captain Bradley long's body was put on the last fire engine that would take him to his final resting place.

Captain long was trying to recover the body of a missing swimmer at Lake Norman on Monday when something went wrong under the water and he too lost his life.

On Saturday afternoon, family, friends, and community members came to Mountain View Methodist Church to say their final goodbye to the fallen hero. Some say the service was fit for the hero captain long truly was.

"it's was very warm, obviously very sad but at the same time. Give everyone a sense of pride that captain did his duty," said Lester LasMarias.

Officials tell FOX 46 Charlotte that 85 agencies from across the Carolinas helped with put the service together and to support the long family.

"It's truly impressive to have the support from all the agencies. It certainly helps the fire fighter family and emergency service family during their time of grieving," said Former Firefighter Charles Poliseno.

"One of our guys goes down. You gotta be there for them," LasMarias stated.

Lester LasMarias came all the way from Charleston. He says the firefighter brotherhood has no limits and they will always go to where they are needed. "We aren't doing it for the glory. We are doing it for each other. Just to help each other out and represent."

A service to celebrate Captain Long's life and service to his community will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden. Rev. Raymond Hamrick and life‐long friend, Mr. Patrick Lowman will officiate. A private burial will follow the service. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 10 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mt. View Baptist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are: Chad Long, Dustin Ladd, Craig Bess, Billy Danforth, Josh Brake, Jason Craig, Chad Caldwell, Chris Long, Cody Brackett and Mark
Caldwell. Honorary pallbearers are: Willie Bass Jr., Guy Shearer and Trey Shearer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
Sherrills Ford Terrell Fire and Rescue
P.O. Box 51
Sherrill's Ford, NC 28673
Condolences may also be sent to the Long family at www.bennettfuneralservice.com.
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