VIDEO: The Pittsburgh Pirates visited Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Station 20 Tuesday — the engine company that is mourning firefighter Lee Weber. Weber died in a drowning accident on Lake Erie over the weekend.
A family member said Weber got caught in the tide and went under. The 38-year-old was a husband, father of two and an Army veteran. "It's been awesome to go to see all the first responders and come here and pay our respects and on behalf of the Pirates organization, just show how appreciative we are of what they do on a day-to-day basis," Pirates pitcher David Bednar said.
The Bucs' visit comes on the first day of the First Responders Appreciation Days at PNC Park. The Pirates are distributing thousands of free tickets to firefighters, police, paramedics and other first responders for their games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers.