Warren community honors fallen Asst. Fire Chief Brian Remy with emotional procession

WARREN, R.I. (WLNE) – Hundreds of people lined the streets of Warren Wednesday evening for a procession honoring Assistant Chief Brian Remy.

Remy’s cousin, Paula Jewett, spoke to ABC6 outside of his wake earlier in the day.

“This is unbelievably said,” Jewett said. “And it’s all been so sudden and so difficult, and he was such a kind and loyal and wonderful man and lived for his community.”

That community showed up in droves for Remy a week after he was shot and killed at the Italo-American Club, where he was a member.

Toward the end of the wake, first responders walked past Remy’s fire truck as an American flag blew in the wind, to pay their respects inside the funeral home.

Then, first responders rode with lights on throughout Warren and Bristol in his honor.

“Chief Remy had his hands in everything,” said first responder Matt Dallaire, who worked under Remy. “He was involved with everything you can think of in town.”

After living in Warren for 66 years, and working over 40 as a firefighter, his friends and family say there will be a lot to miss.

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