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Procession, service on Friday for Harrisburg firefighter killed while responding to fire

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Mar 16, 2017 1:52 PM
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Eureka firefighter Denny Devoe, rear, helps probationary firefighter Keith Amberman use a chainsaw to cut through a garage roof in November 2014. DeVoe died Saturday due to injuries sustained in a car crash while he was heading to battle a fire in Harrisburg.(Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)

(Harrisburg) -- A Harrisburg firefighter who was killed when his car was T-boned while he was rushing to respond to a fire will be remembered Friday.

A procession through the city honoring Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe is set to start at 9 at a funeral home north of Harrisburg before making a stop at Reservoir Park.

Two of Devoe's children are scheduled to drive his family's antique tractor, joining firefighters and police officers in dress uniforms.

They'll all cross the State Street Bridge and make their way to the Forum Auditorium for the noon service.

Firefighters from across the region are expected to gather in front of the state Capitol, and the city's Bureau of Fire recommends onlookers set up there or at the State Street Bridge.

DeVoe was killed when a Harrisburg woman in a stolen car hit his car while he was driving to fight a row house fire.

The fire claimed the lives of two children.

The veteran firefighter - who also volunteered with a York County fire company - has since been praised as someone who would go above and beyond in all that he did, and his wife says he donated his organs and tissue to help other people.

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