I was honored to ride in the procession of vehicles that stretched for what seemed like miles, all with flashing lights. People stood along the roadway, some holding American flags. Some construction workers stopped work, holding their hard hats in their hands and watching us pass by.
We passed under a large flag supported by fire department truck ladders.
Then there was the last call, read by a dispatcher:
"FS 44, Dispatch.
FS 44, Dispatch.
This is the last call for FS 44 Brad Treat. End of watch June 29, 2016.
Gone but not forgotten.
Rest in peace my friend.
We have the watch from here."
This man was loved by many. It's all we can really hope for as our legacy.