ALTON, Ill. – Hundreds of people gathered to honor the Godfrey firefighter killed in the line of duty.
First responders and strangers lined up to salute a firetruck that carried Captain Jake Ringering's flag-draped casket. Black bunting was draped on the sides. The firetruck drove through Godfrey from St. Mary's Catholic Church to Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
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Captain Ringering was killed while battling a house fire in Bethalto last week. He was the department’s technical rescue officer with several years of experience and was also a teacher at Lewis and Clark Community College
The visitation for Ringering was held March 11 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. His funeral was held March 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m.