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Fallen Firefighter Honored

 
Fallen Firefighter Honored
Posted July 12th, 2014 @ 4:19am by KTRH's Nik Rajkovic

A memorial service is scheduled this morning for a fallen Houston firefighter.

Friends and colleagues across the Houston Fire Department are still coming to grips that 46-year-old Daniel Groover is gone, having collapsed while fighting a house fire in Kingwood this week.

“He was just a solid guy, very dependable, low key, he wasn't loud or boisterous or anything,” says retired Captain Ronnie Koonce who worked with Grover while he was a paramedic at Station 92.

“He would do anything that was asked of him and he would go above and beyond,” Koonce tells KTRH News.  “He was just a solid stand up guy.”

Today's 10 am service will be held at The Fellowship of the The Woodlands Church, with a procession beginning at 9.

A private burial is planned Monday.

Meanwhile, the 100 Club is accepting donations to assist Groover's wife and three grown children.  The group already has given the family $20,000 for any immediate financial needs.”

“The community needs to just rally around his family, let's get his family through this,” says Koonce.  “Its going to be difficult for a long time for them, so we need to keep them in the forefront.”

 

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