Thousands Honor Fallen Firefighter Glenn Allen
Thousands of mourners gathered downtown to honor Glenn Allen, the Los Angeles Firefighter who was fatally injured while fighting a fire in the Hollywood Hills last week.
The 61-year-old Allen was trapped under a collapsed section of the water-logged roof of the building, located near Sunset Plaza. He was not breathing when he was pulled from the debris last week and was pronounced dead at hospital two days later (listen to the dispatch as it went down).
A 38-year veteran on the force, Allen was about a year from retirement. His daughter gave birth to his first grandson the day after he died. 8,000 spectators, 200 dignitaries, about 200 fire apparatus and over 100 agencies from all over the country attended the 2-hour procession.