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Bacon County remembers volunteer firefighter

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ALMA, GA (WTOC) -

Fire trucks lined Alma's 12th Street as departments from across Southeast Georgia remembered a long time volunteer.

Louis Martinez served in Bacon County for 21 years, including the last six years as he battled cancer. Co-workers recalled Wednesday how he gave of his time and helped grow the county's fire services.

"He would answer the call," explained Asst. Chief Scotty Boatright. "Even when he was going through treatment, if he came home from treatment that day and we had a fire call that night, he would go."

Martinez's casket was carried from the funeral home to the cemetery on an antique fire truck, draped in black cloth and was driven under the crossed ladders of two fire trucks parked on the edge of Alma.

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