Gov. Rell, Mayor Finch visit Bridgeport firehouse

Gov. Jodi Rell and Mayor Bill Finch visited a Bridgeport firehouse this morning that lost two members in the line of duty.Steven Velasquez and Michel

BRIDGEPORT - Gov. Jodi Rell and Mayor Bill Finch visited a Bridgeport firehouse this morning that lost two members in the line of duty.

Steven Velasquez and Michel Baik both died after battling a fire on Elmwood Avenue Saturday morning.

The firefighters at Engine Company 7-11 said they're grateful for the support they're feeling from the community during this difficult time. 

Rell said the most touching moment of her visit was a chalk message written inside the garage by one of the fallen firefighters' kids that read "I love you Daddy."

Finch said Bridgeport feels like a small town when tragedy strikes.  

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