JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighter and paramedic Dan Moran, who served 18 years with West Metro Fire Rescue, died Friday after a three-year battle with cancer.

West Metro Fire said in a statement Saturday that Moran passed away "in the company of his family."

"During his time with us, he touched many lives, and our community is better for Dan's service," West Metro Fire said.

Moran was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2017, according to a Facebook post from West Metro Professional Firefighters. He retired in 2018. Because his cancer was diagnosed while he was active with West Metro Fire, his death is considered to be in the line of duty.

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The memorial service for Moran will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Red Rocks Church, 7100 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. The service is open to the public.

A procession before the service will be limited to family and West Metro Fire Rescue, though the public is welcome to pay their respects along the route. The procession will start at 11 a.m. at West Metro Fire Rescue Station 13, 12613 Indore Place, Lakewood.

The procession route will be:

  • West on West Ken Caryl Avenue to C-470
  • West on C-470 to Interstate 70
  • East on I-70 to the Ward Road exit
  • West on West 44th Avenue to Ward Road
  • North on Ward Road to West 72nd Avenue
  • East on West 72nd Avenue to Red Rocks Church

An arched flag display provided by Arvada Fire and Golden Fire will be at 54th Drive and Ward Road.

All West Metro Fire facilities will fly flags at half-staff until sunset Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Moran is survived by his wife, Jenn, and his daughters, Taylor and Madyson.

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