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Indianapolis honors a fallen firefighter

Matthew Bennett laid to rest at Crown Hill
Posted at 2:10 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 02:12:44-05

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis said goodbye to a fallen firefighter Monday.

Indianapolis Fire Department Engineer Matthew Bennett was laid to rest at Crown Hill Cemetery.

The 49-year-old was assigned to the department's Engine One. On November 13, he drove it to a possible structure collapse.

Shortly after arriving, Bennett complained of chest pain. He died the next day.

Bennett had a long career that included working for the Wayne Township and Franklin Township departments.

He was buried in the Heroes of Public Safety Section of Crown Hill following a procession that passed IFD Station One.

Governor Eric Holcomb also order Marion County flags to be flown at half staff on Monday, in honor of Bennett.