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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scotty Burke
Hundreds of friends and family joined a funeral procession Monday for 39-year-old Shannon Stone, who was fatally injured trying to catch a souvenir baseball at a Texas Rangers game.
For the last 18 years, firefighter Shannon Stone's family dreaded getting a phone call telling them something had gone horribly wrong.
"He was a character," Scotty Burke said. "He was a firefighter's firefighter. You could see that in his dedication to the job. He was very professional on the job. Off the job, he was lighthearted and always had something good to say."