Wildfires
10:08 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Hundreds Pay Tribute To Fallen Boise Firemen

Several hundred people turned out at the Linen Building in downtown Boise Thursday night for a memorial to honor firefighters Ron Chambless and Todd Tompkins.  They were killed June 3 when their Lockheed P2V air tanker crashed as they helped fight a wildfire near the Utah-Nevada border.  Just before the memorial, the men were honored with a procession of cars, fire trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles.  Family members held a service for Chambless on June 10 in his native Texas.  A service for Tompkins will be held Saturday in Washington.