Rochester, NY (WKBW) - For the second day in a row, mourners gather to remember firefighters killed in a Christmas Eve ambush in Webster.
Funeral services were held Monday morning for Thomasz Kaczowka at the Saint Stanislaus Church in Rochester.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral, including many uniformed firefighters.
At just 19-years-old, Thomasz was the youngest of two firefighters shot and killed when responding to a house fire set by William Spengler on Christmas Eve.
Hundreds came to remember the first responder, who also worked as an emergency dispatch operator.
The service included polish readings, a fireman's prayer and tributes to the fallen hero.
One co-worker said "Thomasz was a wonderful person. He was always there if you needed him. All you would do was pick up the phone, call him and he'd be at your side."
Kaczowka's brother also remembered the fallen hero's dedication to public service. Derek Kaczowka recalled that he would race out of the house at a moment's notice if paged.
Most of all, Derek says he will "always remember him as an optimistic, loving individual, with a contagious smile, who always put the needs of others before his own."
Thomasz served as a volunteer West Webster firefighter and emergency dispatcher for Monroe County.
The other firefighter killed in the ambush, Lieutenant Mike Chiapperini, was laid to rest on Sunday.
Two other firefighters were injured in the shooting. Both are in Strong Memorial Hospital.