ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The West Webster Fire Department is holding a remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the shooting that claimed the lives of two firefighters.
In December 2012, members of the Webster Fire Department — including Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka — were responding to a house fire on Lake Road when William Spengler ambushed the crew and shot them, killing Chiapperini and Kaczowka and injuring two other firefighters. He then killed himself on a Lake Ontario beach.
Investigators said the fire was set by Spengler and it was believed that he lived in the home with his sister, Cheryl. Police also discovered a body that was believed to be his sister inside the home. It was unclear if she died before or after the fire.
Department officials said that they are not promoting any events on Lake Road due to safety concerns.
Adam Chodak will have full coverage of the ceremony on News 8 at 6 and 11.