Son follows in the boots of a fallen firefighter
Donald J. Herbert Jr. was 14 years old when his father suffered catastrophic injuries battling a house fire in 1995. His father, Donald J. Hebert Sr., attracted national attention when he awakened from a semiconscious state nearly a decade after the tragedy. He died in 2006.
Friday afternoon, as Herbert raised his right hand and was sworn in with 34 other new firefighter recruits, he was convinced his dad would have been pleased.
Herbert's younger brothers Patrick and Thomas are both Buffalo firefighters and police officers, respectively. Youngest brother Nicholas plans on joining his siblings in a career in public service, with hopes of becoming a Galleria Mall security guard.
Up until today's article, the young lad was most famous for living downstairs of and being the nephew of a mysterious and notorious local blogger...
Son follows in the boots of fallen firefighter - City of Buffalo - The Buffalo News