Moment of silence and standing ovation at Kauffman as Royals honor two fallen firefighters

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Before the start of the Game 5, the Kansas City Royals honored the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department (KCFD) with a moment of silence for fallen firefighters Larry Leggio and John Mesh, and the fans gave a standing ovation.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals honored two fallen firefighters during Wednesday night’s American League Division Series at Kauffman.

They invited onto the field the families of veteran firefighters, Larry J. Leggio, 43, and John Mesh,39, who died Monday night when a wall of an apartment building collapsed during a 2-alarm fire.

Leggio leaves behind a wife and mother, as well as other family. Mesh leaves a wife and four daughters. Leggio and Mesh were honored with a moment of silence. Fans also gave the families a standing ovation, while tears flowed.

Wednesday night, Taylor Mesh, Mesh’s niece, tweeted her appreciation.

Royals Charities will donate net proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle to the Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund (SAFE).

Click here for information on the public memorial service scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 to be held at the Sprint Center.