LOS ANGELES (NBC Los Angeles) – Firefighters delivered emotional tributes Friday to a 29-year-old colleague who displayed strength and compassion while doing a job he dreamed about as a child.
Relatives, colleagues and friends joined members of the LAFD and other firefighting agencies for a funeral to honor the life of Kelly Wong, who died after a fall during a training exercise in downtown Los Angeles earlier this month. Firefighters walked in a somber processional behind a fire truck carrying Wong’s flag-draped casket to the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
“He was a big guy with a big heart,” LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said.