Denver firefighter honored at national memorial

9NEWS @ 5. 10/9/2016

KUSA - The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland now bears the name of John Whelan.

Whelan fell through a skylight while fighting a fire in June 2015 and died from his injuries several weeks later.

Sunday, his name was read along with more than 100 other fallen firefighters at a ceremony held by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

RELATED: Denver firefighter dies from injuries fighting fire

Whelan served Denver Fire for 15 years.

He left behind a son and wife.

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