A giant American flag draped over Layton Avenue at Fire Station 1 set the backdrop for a ceremonial 'last ride' for a Milwaukee County firefighter Friday morning.
Robert Wojczulis, 53, died of pancreatic cancer May 13. The Oak Creek resident had been a firefighter at Mitchell International Airport the last nine years. Before that, he was a City of Milwaukee police officer for nine years and was a 30-year military veteran.
Fire and police apparatus from several departments, including Milwaukee, Greenfield, Franklin and Oak Creek were part of a funeral procession that left from Max A. Sass & Sons funeral home, 4747 S. 60th St., east down Layton Avenue toward Wojczulis's final resting place at Holy Sepulcher Cemetary in Cudahy.