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Abilene Fire Department to honor fallen firefighter on Monday afternoon

Richard Loller Jr.

The Abilene Fire Department will line up along Interstate 20 on Monday afternoon to honor a Weatherford firefighter who passed away over the weekend while battling a grass fire in west Texas.

Richard Loller Jr. was helping fight a wildfire in the Davis Mountains when he suffered an unspecified medical condition.

Loller's body will be transported back to Weatherford from Midland on Monday.

The funeral procession is set to leave Midland at 1 p.m. and will reach Abilene around 3:30 p.m.

The Abilene Fire Department will have four fire engines and other emergency vehicles lined up along I-20 between Hayter Road and the overpass of West Lake Road.

Abilene firefighters will be standing at attention as Loller's funeral procession passes by.

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