Signs to mark slaying of Webster firefighters by sniper

By Associated Press

WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two firefighters are set to be memorialized with signs where they were gunned down by a sniper in Wesbter last year.

An organization called the Badge of Honor Association plans a ceremony Monday to place the signs in memory of West Webster volunteer firefighters Tomasz Kaczowka and Michael Chiapperini, who was also a town of Webster police lieutenant.

They were killed and two fellow firefighters were injured after William Spengler set fire to his home on the Lake Ontario shore and opened fire on them as they arrived on Dec. 24.

Spengler killed himself during a gunfight with a police officer who had also gone to the scene.

Several hundred people are expected for the ceremony in the Rochester suburb.

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