- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Scores are expected in Denver Tuesday for the funeral procession for a firefighter who died after falling through a skylight while battling a blaze in June.

The procession is for 46-year-old John Whelan, who died Wednesday night after shortness of breath sent him to the hospital and he went into cardiac arrest. The 15-year department veteran died of complications from his injuries in the fall.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1MEuQot ) that the procession will begin in Arvada before heading through Denver’s city center and on to Mount Olivet Cemetery in Golden.

Whelan fell about 20 feet as he checked to make sure a dumpster fire hadn’t spread to a nearby building on June 28. He was expected to survive and had been sent home from the hospital before his death.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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