Five years ago, the wife of a Northshore fire chief, Nanette Krentel, was found shot and the Lacombe home they shared burned down around her.

On the somber anniversary of her homicide Thursday, friends and loved ones gathered at Krentel’s final resting place to honor her memory.

“I do this because she was one of the best people that I have ever known. And I know that if roles were reversed in something like this that happened to me, she would be like a dog with a bone and she would not let it go. And I am trying to honor her in doing the same,” Lori Rando, a longtime friend of Krentel’s, who traveled from Texas to attend, said.

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