The community said goodbye to firefighter-paramedic Larry Heczko on Nov. 19. Heckzo, a firefighter-paramedic for 23 years, died Nov. 13 in an off-duty construction accident. Fire departments from around the region, as well as the fire department from his hometown in Connecticut, attended his funeral and joined in the procession. Hecko’s son, Mark, and daughter, Annie, wrote a letter in this week’s Press, page A7, to give their thanks to the community for the love and support shown to them.