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Dickman's brother-in-law shares precious memories of the fallen firefighter

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"We refer to them as Jamie boy and Jamie girl they've been married for about ten years"

James Dickman loved his family and his job. Sunday Dickman and firefighter Stephen Machcinski died in the line of duty fighting an apartment fire. Dickman's brother-in--law recalled his sisters last conversation with her husband.

"Her very last memory of Jamie boy was the night before Jamie went on duty Jamie and Jamie was in bed and they had both of the kids in bed with them and Jamie girl remembers Jamie boy hugging and kissing them and he said a prayer over them that night over their family and he kissed them before he left to go to the fire depart," said Dickman's brother-in-law Joshua Young.

He says Dickman was known for his funny personality and his caring heart. Jamie recently bought a snow blower. When he put it together he realized there was no snow to blow

"So he started snow blowing the yard and he kind of went off into the grass and to tell you a little bit about his personality he put the shoot straight up in the air so he could see the snow shoot 30 feet in the air and he just started bellow laughing," said Young.   
     
His family says he was the type of guy who would take you buy surprise. He wrote a love song for his wife for their wedding and performed it and had everyone on edge.

"He's in his white tux wearing his converse tennis shoes. Every body is prepared for this sweet love song he just in the air like a rock star and he plays this blistering drums base and going crazy and then says wait for a minute that's from the bachelor party he's like sorry honey this is the love song then he played this awesome love song he sang to his wife those are the kind of things Jamie did," said Young.  

   

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