Valley Firefighters to join California Firefighters Memorial

Two Central Valley Firefighters will be added to the California Firefighters Memorial.

Assistant Chief Renny E. LeRoy and Engineer Stephen A. Wilson will be among the 1,300 fallen firefighters on the memorial in Sacramento.

LeRoy joined CALFIRE in 1971 with the Fresno-Kings Ranger Unit, and he died in 2014 after a two year battle with a job-related cancer.

Wilson began his career with CALFIRE’s Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit in 1987, and he died in 2014 after suffering a job-related heart attack.

The memorial ceremony will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. outside of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

Tomas Kassahun: 559-441-6659, @TomasKassahun