Remembering Lansing Fire Department Captain Steve Babcock

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – People gathered together in Lansing Wednesday afternoon to remember the life of a man you’ve seen countless times on 6 News.

Lansing Fire Captain Steve Babcock was “the face” of the Lansing Fire Department for more than 15 years, serving as their public information officer and a member of the city’s Emergency Management Division.

He passed away last week after a short battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 6 News Photo Journalist Connor Wilton was at Trinity Church Wednesday as people whose lives Captain Babcock touched paid tribute to him.

“Let us always remember Steve as what he stood for which was honor, honesty, integrity and dedication.”

“His legacy will forever live on in Lansing, illuminating the path for future generations of public safety professionals,” said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

“You saved lives and you changed them, who was doing it? You were doing it.”

“I took my bracelet off, my black bracelet that day, and I said Steve it’s time to go home.”

Dispatch’s last call to Captain Babcock: “Captain Steve Babcock…sound of beeping… it is our deepest regret to announce the passing of Captain Steven Babcock. His presence and his stories at the Lansing Fire Department will be always be remembered. You’re my boy blue!”

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