Eight Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) fallen heroes were honored at the 20th anniversary of the California Firefighters Memorial ceremony in Sacramento on Saturday, July 30, 2022. The ceremony is held at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center with an evening recessional that followed at the Memorial Wall in Capitol Park.
Every year, since 2002, the California Fire Foundation has hosted this event, adding the names of fallen firefighters to the Memorial Wall. Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused organizers to put the annual event on pause.
The event resumed this year with Department team members, along with the honored firefighters’ families and friends, traveling to Northern California to attend the service that recognized more than 80 fallen heroes who passed away in the line of duty between 2020 to 2022 .
The Department remembers our fallen heroes for having served with bravery and distinction:
• Fire Fighter Brian Ballentine
• Fire Fighter Specialist Tory Carlon
• Fire Captain Carlos Estrella
• Fire Fighter Jonathan Flagler
• Fire Captain William Knott
• Fire Fighter Specialist Samuel Neubauer
• Fire Captain Manuel Ramos
• Battalion Chief Mark Tolbert