37-Years as a Houston Firefighter, and a Captain since 2008. Captain Dwight Bazile, of Station 46, died Saturday night at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The 57-year old was taken to the hospital Thursday night after collapsing during a house fire call in southeast Houston. According to Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Bazile reportedly suffered a "cardiac event."
While it's a risk Houston's heroes know they face losing one of their own is never easy.
Firefighters showed their love and support in an impromptu procession that followed the Medical Examiner's van, carrying Bazile, from the Hospital, passing in front of Station 46, so firefighters could honor their fallen.
Condolences from notable Houstonians have been pouring in. Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner Tweeted his sympathy, as did former council member Ronald C. Green.
Mayor Parker said, "My thoughts and prayers are with the family of fire Captain Dwight Bazile and the entire Houston Fire Department as they grieve this loss." Captain Bazile leaves behind his wife, son, and mother.