Former South Metro assistant fire chief to be honored in memorial service Friday

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DENVER — A former assistant chief of operations with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) who died from a job-related cancer earlier this week will be laid to rest following a public memorial service Friday.

Chief Troy Jackson passed away Monday at age 51 from adenoid cystic carcinoma, which he had battled since 2013. He leaves behind his wife Lori, daughter Carley and son Covey.

Jackson helped change SMFR’s policy on cleaning and decontaminating dirty gear after fires. A memorial service on Friday will honor his life and contributions in protecting the community.

The service, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Denver First Church, located at 3800 E. Hampden Ave.

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