DENVER — A Colorado firefighter who passed away following a battle with cancer last year will have his name added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial this weekend.
Aaron Lybarger spent more than half his life serving our community as a firefighter with West Metro Fire Rescue.
He passed away at 47.
It wasn't the loud and obvious risks that come with firefighting but a silent one that ended his life: cancer.
West Metro Fire Rescue said it's most likely connected to when Lybarger was part of Colorado Task Force One and went to New York City after 9/11.
Lybarger was a father, a son and a husband.
His name has been already been etched into the history of fallen firefighters in Colorado.
It was added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland on Sunday.
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