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Police, firefighters attend funeral for slain NY firemen

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Emotional police officers and firefighters held back tears when talking about Lt. Michael Chiapperini at his funeral Sunday afternoon in upstate New York.

Chiapperini and fellow firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka were shot and killed by gunman William Spengler as they were responding to a house fire on Christmas Eve. The two firemen were ambushed by Spengler in a neighborhood on the shore of Lake Ontario.

Bagpipers and drummers played as family, friends and uniformed first responders filed past Chiapperini's flag-draped casket at the end of the service inside a local high school auditorium.

The funeral for Kaczowka's will be held on Monday.

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