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Chiefs express sympathy for families of deceased Kansas City firemen

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the team’s hearts go out to the families of the Kansas City firefighters who killed Monday.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the team’s hearts go out to the families of the Kansas City firefighters who killed Monday. along@kcstar.com

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith expressed sympathy for the families of the two Kansas City firemen who lost their lives Monday in a building collapse while fighting a fire.

“The families of John Mesh and Larry Leggio, our hearts go out to them,” Reid said. “First of all, for the dedication that they have of helping us in the fire department here, but most of all for giving their lives to protect. That’s a rough deal, but I know they’re going to hang in there and everything’s going to work out okay for those families.”

Smith wore a blue KCFD T-shirt during his weekly session with the media.

“Yeah, this community is so special,” Smith said. “For me, obviously coming here a few years ago, it’s unique – it’s a unique place and I mean that in the best of ways. There’s a sense of community here when something like that happens.

“Obviously it’s tragic, those are the people that are protecting us. As important as we feel about football, and it is important, but when something like that happens it kind of puts things into perspective.”

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