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Cadence Treece, 7, cradles a photo of her dad, Lt. Wesley Treece,  a lieutenant with 14 years of service in the Shawnee Fire Department before dying from colon cancer  in March, 2009.  Treece was 42. Beside her is her brother, Richard, 6, who hugs a large stuffed bear. Lt. Treece was among hundreds   of firefighters who responded to the scene in Oklahoma City after the Murrah Federal Building was destroyed in a bomb attack in April, 1995. The children attended the rally with their mother, Richelle (cq). An estimated 400 active and retired firefighters from across Oklahoma rallied on the south plaza of the state Capitol Monday morning, March 18, 2013, before going inside the building to visit with lawmakers and voice their concerns about proposed changes in pension and workers' compensation system.      Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman