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Published on Monday, May 22, 2017

Mayor ensures firefighters will be able to attend funeral

Contact: Leslie Garza, Director of Communications

Office: (210) 207-8448, Cell: (210) 269-2297,

SAN ANTONIO (May 22, 2017)— "Today many firefighters and their families reached out to me with their concerns that staffing decisions would prevent them from attending Scott Deems' funeral service. However, when I spoke with the City Manager she committed to me that every firefighter who wants to attend the services will be able to. I will continue to stay on top of the situation."

Deem died Thursday night during a four-alarm fire at a shopping center on the 6700 block of Ingram Road. His rosary is Thursday night followed by a church service and interment on Friday.