Who gave the library this stamp honoring the fallen Porterville firefighters?

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FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – The Porterville library is honoring the two firefighters killed in the February 2020 library fire with a special stamp on the front page of many of their books, but library officials do not know where the stamp came from.

The stamp commemorates the events of Feb. 18, 2020, when Captain Ray Figueroa and Patrick Jones were killed responding to the Porterville library fire.

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The stamp has the Porterville Fire Department emblem on it and includes the date of the deadly fire. The city’s librarian says they use the stamp on donated books – but where the stamp came from remains a mystery.

“We’re not too sure where this mysterious gift came from but we’re very happy to have it,” said Porterville librarian Vikki Cervantes. “For those of you who are watching, if you happen to know someone who gifted this stamp to us if you could please come forward we’d love to hear from you.”

The City of Porterville’s temporary library location opened in 2022 at 50 W Olive Ave. Suite B, in Porterville.

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