Efforts for Medal of Freedom to the Four Firefighters who were ambushed in West Webster New York on Christmas Eve 2012


Micheal J. Chiapperini


Tomasz Marian Kaczowka



We petition the obama administration to:

To award the Medal of Freedom to the 4 Firefighters who were ambushed in

West Webster New York on Christmas Eve 2012

On December 24th 2012 4 West Webster Firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle/house fire. As they arrived they were ambushed by a lone gunman. Lt. Mike Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka were killed on scene. Firefighters Joseph Hofsetter and Theodore Scardino both received life altering injuries which will require months of rehabilitation. These brave men were volunteers answered the call for assistance at 5:30 in the morning.

These brave men were ambushed by a coward. For their sacrifices, their willingness to help their fellow man they all should be honored with the Medal of Freedom.


Theodore Scardino

Joseph Hofstetter




Photo Credit: Smoke is Showing Fireground Photography


Created: Dec 28, 2012
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