A series of recent fires, as well as the arson-related deaths of five U.S. Forest Service Firefighters killed battling the Esperanza Wildfire in California's Riverside County underscores the danger faced daily by Firefighters nationwide.
While today sees us remembering our fallen Brothers of the Forest Service, it is also the sad first anniversary of the arson death of Riverside City Firefighter Eduardo "Ed" Teran, killed while performing his sworn duties on November 5, 2005.
Six Firefighters dead due to arson in one County in one year's time.
Unlike the Esperanza Wildfire, where a suspect is in custody, the arsonist who killed our Brother Ed is still on the loose.
There is a $5,000 reward - but in a rightful world, that shouldn't be necessary.
Arson. It's a crime that kills Firefighters. If you have information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of Ed's murderer, please contact local Law Enforcement officials or the Los Angeles Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at 888-ATF-FIRE.
For more information about Firefighter Teran, and the quest for his killer(s), please visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department
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