On Monday morning, Akron firefighters saluted one of their retired firefighters.
Ed Searls served as an Akron firefighter for 25 years, including serving as a past fire department secretary.
The firefighters suspended a U.S. flag from their ladder truck over the funeral route. Some also led the funeral procession in their pumper truck, and firefighters present saluted the mourners as they drove under the U.S. flag.
Ed Searls was also the owners of Searls Welding & Repair Shop in Akron. He died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 24 at his home.