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Harrisburg firefighter Dennis DeVoe's badge number is retired

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 11, 2017 8:29 AM
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FILE PHOTO: The procession for Harrisburg Fire Lt. Dennis DeVoe passes under a flag on Harrisburg's State Street Bridge.

(Harrisburg) -- A Harrisburg firefighter killed in a crash while rushing to a fatal hoverboard fire has had his badge number retired and name listed at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum.

City Fire Lieutenant Dennis DeVoe's badge No. 401 has been retired in a ceremony.

DeVoe died March 11, a day after a vehicle driven by a woman allegedly high on PCP crashed into his as he drove to a fire station to pick up his gear.

The fire blamed on a recharging hoverboard killed two girls.

DeVoe was a 45-year-old father of four when he died.

His name is also listed with those of other fallen firefighters on the Memorial Wall at the fire museum.

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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)

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