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Memorial service, procession held to honor Denver Fire technician who died on duty

A full-honors service and procession was held Thursday for Technician Jeffrey Billingsley, who died during his shift earlier this month.

DENVER — A funeral service and procession was held Thursday in honor of Denver Fire Department Technician Jeffrey Billingsley, who died during his shift earlier this month.

Billingsley, 42, was a member of the department for over 19 years, most recently assigned to Denver International Airport Fire Station #35. He had been recognized for helping rescue three people from a fire in 2004. 

He was active in the Denver Fire Department Pipes and Drums Corps playing drums at events and funerals, and was a board member on the Denver Fire Department Burn Foundation.

Billingsley died September 20 after experiencing an apparent cardiac event at work, according to the fire department.  

He is survived by his girlfriend Lindsey Foster, his parents John and Margaret Billingsley, his brother Matt, sister Lisa, and nephew Henry.

A full-honors memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Denver First Church at 3800 East Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village. A procession immediately followed the funeral service. 

>Watch a replay of the memorial service and procession for Billingsley in the video below.

Gov. Jared Polis has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings Thursday in honor of Billingsley. 

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