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Local hero honored at Rochester Lancers game

Posted at: 01/27/2013 7:05 PM

A local hero was honored Sunday afternoon before the Rochester Lancers kicked off their match at the Blue Cross Arena.

Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter was named the honorary captain of the Lancers.

Hofstetter was one of the firefighters who was injured in the Christmas Eve fire and shooting in Webster.

The Lancers also honored fallen firefighters Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka by presenting their families with jerseys.

County Executive Maggie Brooks spoke before the game.

“Our first responders are truly the heroes of our community and each and every day these men and women put their life on the line to answer the call of duty to make sure everyone of us are safe,” she said.

All first responders, including firefighters, police officers and EMT's received free admission to the event.

The team auctioned off tribute jerseys with all proceeds going to the West Webster Fire Department.

News10NBC is told they raised more than $20-thousand dollars.

For highlights from the game watch the video below.