Community paying respects to fallen fire chief

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Over 150 fire and emergency vehicles lined up to pay tribute to the Comstock Fire Chief, who was killed in the line of duty a week ago.

Crews from all over the Midwest are gathering to pay their respects to Chief Ed Switalski. He died June 14 when responding to a crash on I-94. He was hit by a passing vehicle.

The procession started at about 9:00am and will end at Wings Event Center where the funeral will take place at about noon. Hundreds of fire and emergency personnel are in attendance.

We'll have complete coverage tonight on FOX 17 News.

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