Bruce Britt memorial
Lt. Bruce Britt, the Columbia firefighter who died after the February walkway collapse at University Village apartments, received 2014 Firefighter Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter on Tuesday night.
The last bell rang for Lt. Bruce Britt at 11:19 a.m. Thursday. Britt died after warning University Village residents their walkway had collapsed in the early morning hours Saturday.
Friends, family, and firefighters from across the state packed The Crossing for the service, which lasted more than an hour and featured speakers who knew Lt. Britt through church and through the fire department.
The procession for Lt. Bruce Britt passed by University Village, the site of a balcony collapse on Saturday. He died Saturday after the collapse.
The Crossing, where Britt's service was held, offered a live stream of the memorial service.
Lt. Bruce Britt was remembered Thursday morning with a procession beginning at Memorial Funeral Home. More than 40 fire departments, police departments and hospital centers were represented.
MU honored Lt. Bruce Britt Thursday morning with a moment of silence. A small crowd of students and faculty gathered on Francis Quadrangle to recognize him.
Family, friends, colleagues and community members gathered to honor the life of Columbia Fire Department Lt. Bruce Britt on Thursday morning.
Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer announced at a press conference that the memorial service for Columbia Fire Department's Lt. Bruce Britt will be a large-scale event involving many firefighters' traditions.