VIDEO: Fire chief laid to rest

Video by Amy Cherry
Long-time Crystal Fire Department chief Mike Bauer, Jr. was laid to rest Tuesday
during a funeral service at Sacred Heart Church. Firefighters from throughout the region along with family and community members gathered outside the church as Bauer was taken from Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home onboard engine 1, the department's vintage fire truck. Members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail led the procession followed by a group of firefighters marching in formation. Bauer was a member of the CFD for just over 59 years, 20 of which were as fire chief, and was also a Vietnam-era veteran having served in the U.S. Army.