Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) invites the public to the dedication of a firetruck in honor of deceased Fire Apparatus Operator Harley Grasmick, who died in the line of duty April 1, 1981. The ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of his death while in the line of duty will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Fire Station #9, 901 N. Cotner Blvd.
Mayor Beutler has proclaimed April 1 as Harley Grasmick Day in Lincoln. Grasmick died when the fire engine he was riding in collided with a train shortly after leaving the fire station in response to a call.
Grasmick's name will be placed on Lincoln Fire and Rescue's current Engine 9. Members of the Grasmick family will attend the ceremony along with current and retired firefighters.
More information on Lincoln Fire and Rescue is available at fire.lincoln.ne.gov.