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Regarding the new monument for firefighters - have there ever been any Lawrence firefighters killed in the line of duty?

Yes. Mark Blair was killed in 1986 when inside a home set on fire by David Winebrenner. A beam collapsed on Blair and killed him. Winebrenner received a life sentence after pleading no contest to first-degree murder. Winebrenner last was denied parole in September 2006.

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