On December 24th 2012 four West Webster Firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle and house fire. As they arrived they were ambushed by a lone gunman.
Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka were killed on scene. Firefighters Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino both received life altering injuries which will require months of rehabilitation. These brave men were volunteers answered the call for assistance at 5:30 in the morning.
For their sacrifices, their willingness to help their fellow man they all should be honored with the Medal of Freedom.
The petition is now on the White House's website.
As of this morning another 10,000 signatures are needed for the Medals of Freedom.