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Lufkin FD Honor Guard will attend memorial service for West victims

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

On Thursday, thousands will gather for a special memorial service for the victims of the West explosion, and some Lufkin firefighters will be there.

A group of them who make up the Lufkin Honor Guard will be traveling there to show their support for the first responders lost in the explosion. Even though they did not personally know the fallen first responders, the members of the Lufkin Honor Guard feel they are family.

"Anytime any line of duty death happens to another firefighter, police officer, medic, we are all a big family," Ozzie Jarmon, an assistant fire chief with the Lufkin Fire Department, said. "It is just our duty to show our honor to any of our brothers or sisters that are lost in the line of duty."

The group of 11 is planning to leave early Thursday morning.

At least 14 people died when the fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 18, according to the Associated Press. Ten of the people who were killed were first responders. The blast also injured 200 people.

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