DENVER (CBS4)– The community paid tribute to a fallen Denver firefighter on Thursday. Denver Fire Technician Jeff Billingsley had a heart attack while on duty and passed away on Sept. 20.

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He was remembered by his fellow firefighters during a memorial service on Thursday, “I want you to take and notice that every tear shed, every salute, every sign of respect that is shown, is earned by a life well lived of service.”

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Billingsley was remembered for his 19 years of service, most recently at Fire Station 35 at Denver International Airport.

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After the service, he was honored with a procession as Billingsley was delivered to his final resting place.

Jennifer McRae