Family of fallen Pineville firefighter asking community to honor all firefighters

- In honor of fallen firefighter Richard Sheltra's 21st birthday his family and the Pineville Fire Department are asking everyone to donate chocolate chip cookies to their local fire or police department.

The Facebook event says, "We often take for granted that these people do these jobs because they want to help people. They want to support people during the worst times of their lives."

Sheltra lost his life in the line of duty while trying to put out a fire at Edwin Watts golf store located in the Countryside Shopping Center on Saturday, April 30.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 2 at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Richard would have turned 21.

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