Hero honored year after line-of-duty death

Posted at 6:38 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 18:48:52-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati’s firefighters remembered one of their own Saturday.

A wreath placed at the firefighter memorial Downtown marked the one-year anniversary of the death of Daryl Gordon, a 30-year veteran of the department who was killed in the line of duty.

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Gordon was just 90 minutes from the end of his shift March 26, 2015, when he was called to a fire at a Madisonville apartment complex. He was searching the smoke-filled building for any residents still inside when he fell to his death.

Gordon, 54, was the father of two daughters. During that fire, he and other firefighters rescued 12 people from the building.

“We lost a hero today, and we are all mourning,” Fire Chief Richard Braun said after the fire. “Daryl lost his life in the line of duty to save others.”