South Portland Fire Department remembers Capt. Wallingford

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South Portland Fire Department Capt. Robb Couture pauses for a moment of silence Aug. 27 to honor fallen Capt. Robert Wallingford on the 20th anniversary of Wallingford’s death in the line of duty at the Portland Welding Co. fire in 1996. The ceremony took place on Madison Street, off Wallingford Drive, which was named in Wallingford’s honor after his death. (Melanie Sochan / For The Forecaster)

George Grabler of South Portland stands by his mother, Jane Grabler, sister of the late Capt. Robert Wallingford, following a memorial service Aug. 27 for Wallingford, who died in the line of duty at the Portland Welding Co. fire in South Portland 20 years ago. (Melanie Sochan / For The Forecaster)

South Portland firefighters and retired firefighters gather Aug. 27 at the memorial for Capt. Robert Wallingford. (Melanie Sochan / For The Forecaster)

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