Hero's salute

Fire and rescue personnel offered a heroes salute to Asheville Fire Capt. Jeff Bowen at the Conover Boulevard West bridge of I-40 on Friday afternoon. Bowen, 37, died after suffering serious injuries while trying to see if anyone was trapped inside a burning office building in Asheville on Thursday. As his body was transported from a Winston-Salem hospital to Asheville on Friday, area fire and rescue personnel manned Catawba County bridges crossing I-40 to salute the fallen firefighter. Above, personnel from Newton and Conover fire departments, Newton-Conover Rescue Squad and Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue among others stand at parade rest as the procession passes.

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