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Murdered St. Paul firefighter laid to rest

Updated: September 12, 2019 06:16 PM

A Saint Paul firefighter was laid to rest Thursday morning after he was found shot to death inside his home on Labor Day. While his murder remains under investigation, those who knew him paid their final respects.

"Let us begin by extending our deepest sympathy. We can't imagine the pain and the grief that's in your hearts," Fire Chief Butch Inks said.

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The Fort Snelling Chapel was filled with family, friends and colleagues of firefighter Thomas Harrigan as they payed their final respects before laying him to rest.

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"And to all that had an opportunity to work or serve with Tom, I also offer my condolences," Chief Inks said.

Deputy Chief Roy Mokosso got to know Harrigan during the academy.

"Having served in the Marines we had an opportunity to talk about the units we served in, the deployments we did," he said.

Mokosso said Harrigan was well-liked by his peers, and he loved the job; Being a firefighter meant everything to him, he said.

"He's just known as a genuinely kind individual, very compassionate and just a great guy to be around," Mokosso said.

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Harrigan, 36, was laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full honors.

"It's a tough day for all, especially the family and friends," Mokosso said.

Harrigan was murdered in his home Labor Day. So far there has not been an arrest in his case.

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