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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Metro Kansas City Pays Final Respects to Fallen Shawnee KS Firefighter John Glaser

Standing along side the nearly dozen-mile route of his funeral procession- thousands of area residents paid their respects to Shawnee firefighter- John Glaser- as well as his comrades.

It took more than 45 minutes for the procession of nearly 100 fire apparatus from departments as far away as Emporia as well as police and EMS units to make the trip from a funeral home in Shawnee to the church in southern Leawood where the funeral services were held.

Part one of the video shows an American flag hung between 2 Shawnee Fire department ladder trucks (Ladder 71 was from the station where Firefighter Glaser worked) marked the final approach to the church on 137th Street between Nall and Roe.

In fact- the initial procession took so long my camera apparently could not upload the compete procession video as I was saluting each and every piece of equipment that came by and not minding the camera as I should have.

Part 2 of the video does however show a lesser parade of fire engines as they had to round the church and return to park.

If you couldn't make the procession- wake or services- you can still make a donation to a fund set up for John Glaser's wife and 2 children via information on another CSW post.

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