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Hundreds Honor Fallen San Antonio Firefighter Scott Deem

Shelley Kofler
Texas Public Radio

UPDATE Friday, 1:00 pm:  Firefighters from around the state have gathered at the Community Bible Church on Loop 1604 for a solemn ceremony honoring fallen firefighter Scott Deem.

Deem, 31, died while fighting a shopping mall blaze last week.  Today, a procession that included a bagpipe and drum corps escorted the fire engine that transported Deem's casket.  Investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire.  Texas Public Radio will have details on the funeral during All Things Considered beginning at 3 pm. 

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Scott Deem's fire truck, #35, passes the procession.

Original Post:  The funeral for San Antonio firefighter Scott Deem is taking place Friday.

Traffic will be impacted by a Fire Apparatus processional that will begin at 9 a.m. from the Alamodome and travel north on Hwy 281 to Loop 1604.  That will be followed at 11 a.m. by the family processional.

Northbound Hwy 281 will be closed during this time and southbound traffic will be stopped while the processional passes.  It may also impact crossovers along Hwy 281.

The funeral begins at 1 p.m. at Community Bible Church on Loop 1604 at Gold Canyon.

Because of limited parking at CBC, overflow parking with shuttles is being made available at Cornerstone Church at Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway.

Steve joined the Texas Public Radio news team in 2009, and serves as TPR's Assistant News Director and afternoon anchor. You can hear him Monday-Friday from 3-7pm on KSTX 89.1 FM. Steve is a veteran of radio news in South Texas, having worked for commercial stations in the San Antonio area since the late 1980s.
Shelley Kofler is Texas Public Radio’s news director. She joined the San Antonio station in December 2014 and leads a growing staff that produces two weekly programs; a daily talk show, news features, reports and online content. Prior to TPR, Shelley served as the managing editor and news director at KERA in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV.