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Firefighter killed in gunman ambush helped Long Island after Sandy

Posted: 7:15 PM, Dec 25, 2012
Updated: 2012-12-25 19:23:34-05

It turns out one of the firefighters shot in western New York answered a call for help in our area after Superstorm Sandy hit.

Mike Chiapperini, or “Chip” as friends called him, was assigned to Mastic Beach.

He was responding to a fire in the town of Webster when a madman ambushed the first responders, killing Chiapperini and another firefighter.

The gunman took his own life.