When an email went to firefighters working in Los Angeles County's Fire Department, 300 of them dropped everything to be present at the graduation ceremony of their fallen colleague’s daughter. Fire specialist Tony Carlon of Fire Station 81 had been killed by a lone gunman on Tuesday, and the graduation ceremony at Saugus High School on Thursday witnessed the unusual sight of 300 firemen in uniform standing at attention on both sides of Joslyn Carlon’s path to collect her diploma. Firemen organized a fly past in helicopters and dozens of their engines and vehicles were parked outside the school’s parking lot. Joslyn, wearing her father’s fire turnout coat, was escorted on and off the stage by one of her father’s colleagues. “The Fire Department family is huge and strong, and they can come to us anytime for anything they need,” were the moving words of Fire Department Capt. Chris Reade.

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