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DFR Cover Up? Widow of Dallas Firefighter Claims Cover Up

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DALLAS-"We're overwhelmed by the support the Dallas Fire Department, the Dallas Police Department has shown us."

That was Jennifer Wilson soon after her husband Stanley Wilson, a Dallas firefighter, died in a six alarm fire in 2013.

The father of two and 28-year DFR veteran radioed from inside the building that he was trapped. Investigators later thought the floor he was on collapsed.

But now, Jennifer Wilson and her attorney are claiming there was a cover up by DFR.

"We believe the intent by DFR leadership was that the 703-page report was never to see the light of day; instead, the shorter report was released and whitewashed the circumstances surrounding Stan's death," said Barry Hasten, the Wilson family attorney.

They are now demanding that the Dallas City Council look into the case independently. They're also asking the city to start recording all communication at fire scenes.

"All I wanted was a sincere apology from the fire department saying, 'We're sorry.' That didn't happen,” Jennifer Wilson said.

NewsFix asked DFR for their side of the story and they say they've been transparent in their investigation and have apologized to the Wilsons for their loss.

They say they're now looking into making changes based on the recommendations from that investigations and hope this will prevent the death of any other firefighter.

Now, the Wilsons are hoping they will be heard and that a radio recording system will hold responsible those who respond to a fire.

"Most of all, so that this doesn't ever happen to another family in the Dallas Fire Department," said Wilson.

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