Denver Fire Department honors fallen firefighter

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DENVER (KDVR) — A 19-year veteran of the Denver Fire Department, Jeffrey Billingsley, died after suffering a cardiac event on Sept. 20.

The department will celebrate the technician’s service and life Thursday at the Denver First Church in Cherry Hills Village. A funeral service will be followed by a procession from the church to Olinger Funeral, Cremation & Cemetery at Crown Hill in Wheat Ridge.

Billingsley, 42, was most recently at the Denver International Airport station and recognized for helping save three people in a 2004 fire. He was a member of the DFD Pipes and Drums Corps, which plays at events and funerals. He was also a DFD Burn Foundation board member.

You can watch his full service on FOX31 NOW. It was followed by a procession.

Procession Route:

  • From Denver First Church at Hampden Ave. and Colorado Blvd. (South on Monroe St. from Church parking lot to Hampden)
  • Eastbound on Hampden Ave
  • Northbound on Colorado Blvd
  • Westbound on Evans Ave
  • Northbound on Broadway Blvd (will turn into Lincoln)
  • North-West on Speer Blvd.
  • Westbound on 29th
  • Southbound on Federal Blvd.
  • Westbound on 26th Ave.
  • Northbound on Irving St.
  • Westbound on 29th into Crown Hill Cemetery

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