Public vigil for fallen West Linn firefighter

Public vigil for fallen West Linn firefighter

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:21 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 11 at 1:14 PM

PORTLAND -- A funeral procession was held Wednesday for fallen firefighter John Percin, Jr. of West Linn. Percin died on June 30 while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

The public may pay their respected Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the main Lakes Oswego fire station.

Watch Live: Funeral procession for fallen West Linn firefighter

Shortly after 11 a.m., a plane carrying Percin's cremated remains landed at Portland International Airport. Firefighters escorted the urn along with a flag and his pictures south on Interstate 205 toward the Lake Oswego fire station where it is available for public viewing.

All on-ramps to I-205 were closed during the procession.

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Photos: Procession for fallen firefighter Percin

List of events for John Percin memorial:

Wed. July 10 – Fri. July 12

The urn will remain under a vigil that includes a rotating “watch” of fire service personnel and honor guards.

Thur. July 11

The Lake Oswego fire station will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the public to pay their respects to Percin.

Fri. July 12

The family of John Percin, Jr. will hold a private memorial service.

Sat. July 13

A public memorial service is planned at 1 p.m. Rolling Hills Church in Tualatin.

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