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Flags lowered today to honor firefighter

Flags on public buildings around Colorado will be lowered to half-staff Tuesday in memory of fallen Denver firefighter John Whelan. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Whelan, 46, died July 15 from injuries he sustained during a June warehouse fire. He was a 15-year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife and young son.

Services for Whelan will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Arvada. The funeral service will be followed by a procession past Denver Fire Station 8 at 1616 Park Ave. to the cemetery in Wheat Ridge.

The service and interment will not be open to the public, but all friends and uniformed first responders are welcome. Members of the public wishing to pay their respects are encouraged to line the processional route.

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