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In Photos: Fallen Firefighter Gary Helming Remembered

The Los Padres National Forest battalion chief died in a car crash while returning from a wildfire.

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Students and staff of the Pacific Christian Center stand as a procession of fire service vehicles for the funeral of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming pass.

Published on September 6, 2017

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A procession of fire service vehicles travels to the Pacific Christian Center for the funeral of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming pass.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Fire service members stand at attention waiting for the remains of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, at the funeral service, at Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Fire service members stand at attention as the remains of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, at the funeral service, at Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Fire service members salute as the remains of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, at the funeral service, at Pacific Christian Center in Santa Maria.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Published on September 6, 2017

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Audience gathers at the Pacific Christiam Center for the funeral service for the late US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming.

Published on September 6, 2017

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US Forest Service members salute during Battalion Chief Gary Helming's funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Tommy Hayes, a friend of the late US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, speaks about him, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Shawna Legarza of the US Forest Service, a friend of the late Battalion Chief Gary Helming, speaks about him, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Mark von Tillow, a friend of the late US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, speaks about him, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Awards given posthumously to the family of late US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, , during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Jason Hutter speaks about his friend US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Riley Helming, 10, son of fallen US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, shown in photo at bottom right, recites a poem in memory of his father, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Elizabeth Helming, mother of fallen US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, speaks about her son, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Color guard members prepare to present a flag to the family of fallen US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming, shown in photo at left, during the funeral service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Honor guard members hold firefighting tools while another member rings a bell during a ceremony noting the end of US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming's service.

Published on September 6, 2017

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Bagpipers play during the funeral service for fallen US Forest Service Battalion Chief Gary Helming.

Published on September 6, 2017

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US Forest Service vehicles had a black band over their logo in honor of late Battalion Chief Gary Helming.

Published on September 6, 2017

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