CLEVELAND - Cleveland Firefighters Shamrock Club gathered on Thursday for an annual tradition, remembering their fallen colleagues.
This year, they recognized Captain Richard Nickels of Hook and Ladder Number 2. His name was added to the memorial just this year.
He died in 2012 after years of complications from being exposed to biological waste during a fire in 1983.
"He loved being a fireman. He loved the fire department and I think he prayed every night for both police and fire.," said his wife Lenora.
The memorial now recognizes 77 Cleveland firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1863.
For more information on the memorial to fallen firefighters, CLICK HERE.