Niagara Gazette

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December 30, 2012

Thousands of emergency personnel attend Webster funeral

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Niagara Gazette — Webster Police Officer Anthony Galante, former West Webster fire chief, gave a glimpse of Chiapperini's sense of humor and mischievousness. He told how he and Chiapperini hummed the "Mission: Impossible" theme as they snuck an air conditioner to their room at a sweltering state fire training center and "giggled like schoolgirls" as they removed a screen and duct-taped every air leak. He said Chiapperini was almost arrested by state police for it, but talked them into letting the air conditioner stay for the duration of the two-week training session.

Bagpipers and drummers played "Amazing Grace" in a funeral procession after the service.

Kaczowka's funeral is this morning at St. Stanislaus Church in Rochester.

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