BRIDGEPORT - Two Bridgeport firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty last year were honored in a ceremony in Colorado today.
Lt. Steven Velasquez's and firefighter Mich Baik's names were added to the International Association of Firefighters memorial.
Velasquez and Baik died as they searched for people trapped in a house fire. A local memorial was also built on the one year anniversary of their deaths this past July.
A total of 80 firefighters were recognized today, and Velasquez and Baik were among four Connecticut firefighters that received national honors.
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