Martin Co. firefighter laid to rest Monday

Posted by Rachel Leigh email

MARTIN COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Funeral services will be held Monday for the first Martin County firefighter killed in the line of duty.

Fred Pierno was infected while treating a patient who had hepatitis C. He is only the 13th firefighter in the entire country to die from cancer contracted from the virus. He is also a Vietnam veteran. Along with his firefighter funeral, he will receive a full honors military salute Monday afternoon.

The funeral starts at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church, and the procession will shut down parts of Jensen Beach and then Stuart.

The funeral procession will start St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Jensen Beach and end at the Forest Hills Memorial Park in Stuart. (See map below)

The family is asking if you are in the area to step outside and pay respects. Therefore, drivers in Jensen Beach and Stuart, you may experience delay Monday afternoon from the procession.