- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A 43rd name has been added to the South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial near Capitol Lake in Pierre.

KCCR-AM reports that Steven Ackerman’s name was added to the memorial during a ceremony this past weekend. The Valley Springs Fire Department firefighter was killed in the line of duty while fighting an April blaze in Brandon.

South Dakota Firefighters Association President Charlie Klundt of Viborg presented Ackerman’s family with a ceremonial flag.

Chaplain Charlie Walker of Pierre served as the ceremony’s emcee. His father, William Walker, died in the line of duty while serving as state fire marshal.


This story and headlines have been corrected to show that Ackerman’s name is the 43rd on the memorial, not the 40th.


Information from: KCCR-AM, https://www.todayskccr.com/

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