WALLINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of firefighters said goodbye to one of their own who died in the line of duty in New Jersey.
Firefighters from across the region, some from as far away as Canada, lined the streets Friday for the funeral of Capt. Gregory Barnas in Wallington.
It began with a solemn procession of Barnas’ flag-draped casket from the funeral home to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.
“It goes without saying that we truly lost someone who was a wonderful human being,” East Rutherford Police Chief Larry Minda said.
“It’s such a great loss,” Jersey City Fire Deputy Chief Joseph Zieja told CBS 2’s Janelle Burrell. “You really feel it in your heart.”