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Bullock releases statement following loss of firefighters

Published On: Jul 02 2013 11:38:09 AM MDT
Updated On: Jul 02 2013 06:46:26 PM MDT
Steve Bullock
HELENA, Mont. -

"This week we lost 19 firefighters in an act of heroism - protecting Americans while battling an out-of-control blaze in the line of duty.

All Montanans hold the loved ones of these fallen heroes - especially the family of Dustin Deford of Ekalaka, Montana - in our thoughts and prayers, as we are reminded of the sacrifices first responders make every single day to protect our families, neighbors and property.

The sheer bravery these firefighters have shown our country will not be forgotten.”