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City of Houston makes about-face after filing liens against the widows of four fallen firefighters

City of Houston makes about-face after filing liens against the widows of four fallen firefighters

The city of Houston made an about-face after information got out about the liens it filed against the widows and families of four Houston firefighters who died in the line of duty five years ago, KRIV-TV reported.

The city had hoped it could recoup some of the money from possible settlements and judgments the families filed against private companies that they believe contributed to the deaths of their loved ones, KRIV reported.

He said he immediately called the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association to find out if it was indeed true.

What did the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association say?

“If there is any attempt ever to put a lien or ask for money on firefighters that have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, there is no other word to use,” Lancton told KRIV Wednesday night.

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