Family and friends remembered a firefighter who broke the color barrier in Lexington.
Captain James Best was laid to rest this afternoon in Lexington Cemetary after a service at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.
Best was the first African-American to become an officer in Lexington's fire department.
He joined in 1970 and was known for his safety presentations in schools and for developing a show called "In Case of Fire" that aired on G3TV.
Best was 68 years old when her died.