FOX 2 anchor and Milford Firefighter Ron Savage was remembered on Thursday for his service to all of us.
Ron Savage died on Saturday after training with the Milford Fire Department. He was scheduled to run to the top of the Renaissance Center on Sunday morning, but died 24 hours before it started. According to the medical examiner, Ron had a massive heart attack.
On Wednesday & Thursday, thousands poured into St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Milford to pay their respects. His funeral Mass was at 4 p.m. and thousands more watched it online.
In following firefighter tradition, Ron was sent off with the mournful toll of the bell 3 times to represent the end of his duties and that he would be returning to quarters. A last call was also dispatched for Ron over the fire departments radios.
Shortly after the Mass, his casket was taken to the Milford Fire Department one last time for a final salute.
Aside from his hard work with Fox 2 News, Ron served his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Milford Fire Department and previously in the Brighton area.