Firefighter killed in line of duty in Afghanistan honored in Bronx

HERO HONORED: The wife and three young daughters of fallen Firefighter Christopher Slutman were on hand to see the plaque dedicated in his honor.

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- A firefighter who was killed while on active duty in Afghanistan was honored today. A plaque was dedicated at Engine 46 and Ladder 27 in the Bronx for late firefighter, Chris Slutman.

DANIEL NIGRO: Chris will always be remembered for his bravery, for all he did to save others every day of his outstanding career. And for how he protected and defended our country.

SHANNON SLUTMAN: I think that, you know, he's our Captain America, without a doubt. Captain America was a paragon of duty, honor, and loyalty, and so was Chris.

- Back in 2014, firefighter Slutman was given a medal for resuscitating a resident after a fire in the South Bronx. He is the 1,152nd member of the FDNY to die in the line of duty. Firefighter Slutman was killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan in 2019. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

- Mm, what a beautiful--