11/08/2012 11:26 am ET

Thousands Gather at Capt. Herbie Johnson's Wake

Two ladders stand tall and an American flag hangs in between. Below, the line of firefighters in uniform, neighbors and friends stretches around the Saint Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel.

They are all here to pay their respects to Capt. Herbie Johnson and share their condolences with his family.

"It's a great send off for a true hero," said Ted Johnson, Herbie's younger brother.

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