Honoring a fallen firefighter in Naples

Reporter: Erika Jackson Writer: Drew Hill
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Credit: via WINK News.

Naples Fire-Rescue Department said goodbye to one of their own Saturday.

People from all over Naples who knew Tony Christensen, and some who didn’t, came to say their goodbyes.

“We kind of take for granted [that] they run into the places that we run out of,” said Stacie Nikkel of Naples.

“He was a wonderful man, very friendly, always smiling, very positive attitude,” said Lynne Parker.

“If Tony was on shift, you always knew it was going to be a good day,” according to those who had the pleasure of working with him. “His compassion for victims was always matched by his concern for the fellow firefighters…”

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