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Community Honors BCFD Lt. Matt King in Memorial

By: ABQRAW staff

Posted: 8-1-2022 @ 5:15PM

Video of funeral services and funeral procession for BCFR Specialist Matt King

Audience members give the King family a standing ovation after he was awarded posthumously the Bernalillo County Medal of Honor for his heroic act of calling 911 after the Metro 2 crash.

A ceremony for Bernalillo County Fire Lt. Matt King was held Monday at Tingley Coliseum. First responders, family, friends, and community members honored the life of Lt. King.

Bernalillo County Fire Department Honor Guard bring in Lt. Matt King's folded flags for presentation to the family.

Bernalillo County officials awarded Lt. King posthumously the county's "Medal of Honor" for his actions immediately after the crash when he called 911 after the July 16th, 2022 Metro 2 helicopter crash.

Lt. King is survived by his wife and two children.

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