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Flags to be flown at half-staff for fallen Independence firefighter

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Posted at 11:29 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:29:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Friday he is ordering all U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 18 in remembrance of fallen Independence firefighter David F. Jameson, Jr.

Jameson died while responding to an illegal burn call on May 7.

The public will have a chance to remember Jameson during a drive-through visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at Cable Dahmer Arena, 19100 E. Valley View Parkway.

A private funeral service is scheduled for Monday, followed by a procession at 2 p.m.

IAFF Local 781 Good and Welfare has established the David F. Jameson Memorial Fund to benefit his family. Contributions are accepted via check made payable to Independence Firefighters Local 78 and mailed to IAFF Local 781 Professional Firefighters of Independence, 320 E. Pacific Ave, Independence MO 64050.

“Firefighter David Jameson devoted his life to public service and risk(ed) his own safety in order to save lives and protect others,” Parson said in a release. “During his long career with the Independence Fire Department, he earned many letters of commendation for heroism and service to others. The outpouring of support following his passing demonstrates the positive difference a public servant can make in their community.”