Here is video coverage of Chicago Firefighter and EMT Corey Ankum from today in Chicago.
Approximately 3,000 family, friends and fellow firefighters packed the inside of Apostolic Church of God on the city’s South Side as firefighter Corey Ankum was laid to rest.
In a stirring two-hour service that featured emotional tributes from Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Fire Chief Thomas Hoff, Ankum was remembered as a dedicated family man and an honorable public servant.
Ankum was one of two Chicago firefighters killed in a Dec. 22 blaze inside a vacant laundry building.
Mayor Daley called Ankum a “hero” and a “true defender in every sense of the word.”
“Corey Ankum was a natural born leader, a good young man, a family man, and a spectacular father,” Daley said. “We will miss you, Corey. You are a brother in blue.”