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    Denver firefighter taken off life support


    DENVER - Fire Lieutenant Rich Montoya died Sunday morning after suffering critical injuries in a structure fire May 14.

    The Montoya family, and the Denver Fire Department expressed their thanks for the support, thoughts and prayers from the community.

    The Denver Fire Department will hold a press conference Sunday at 4:00 pm.

    9NEWS.com and 9NEWS at 5 will have more information throughout the day


    http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?O...7-c589c01ca7bf

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    a very very sad day here. we hoped he was somehow going to be one of those few that comes out well out of an asystolic arrest, but there's only so much a body can handle.


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    Rest in peace brother

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    and i know he's in a good place now. my heart goes out to his family, both in the fire dept. and his blood relatives.

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    Another link with some video links.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...61/detail.html


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    rest in peace...........

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    Damn... so close to retirement....

    Rest in peace, Brother Montoya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    Damn... so close to retirement....

    Rest in peace, Brother Montoya.
    Wow. That is so sad.

    In light of this, I think the boys down at Jacksonville station 21 should really be commended for getting his sister to his side in his last hours. I hope it brought, or brings some comfort to the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    Wow. That is so sad.

    In light of this, I think the boys down at Jacksonville station 21 should really be commended for getting his sister to his side in his last hours. I hope it brought, or brings some comfort to the family.
    I'll second that.

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    God bless Brother Montoya and his family. I have some history with Denver FD. Grandfather, great uncle, and cousin were Denver firemen. Sending my best to you all,,,stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    Wow. That is so sad.

    In light of this, I think the boys down at Jacksonville station 21 should really be commended for getting his sister to his side in his last hours. I hope it brought, or brings some comfort to the family.
    I concur. They did a good thing.

    Sleep well Brother Montoya.

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    Take care Brother Montoya. I'm sure you will be missed.
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    So sad to hear that a brother so close to home has to give his life. Our hearts go out to Rich's family from the guys at TVFD. RIP our brother

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    I only talked to Rich a few times by phone but was instantly impressed with his knowledge and passion for firefighting.
    Just wish I could have met him in person.................
    Go rest high on that mountain Brother !!!!!!!!!!
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    Montoya's funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Colfax Avenue.

    Anticipating a large turnout for his funeral, a Denver Fire spokesman said a reception will follow at the Colorado Convention Center after the burial.
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    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3853145

    A true hero til the end. Im proud to live in Denver.

    Rest in peace, Lt. Montoya

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    Default Updated Funeral Information

    Funeral Service Details
    Updated On: May 22, 2006 (22:57:00) Print

    The Funeral Mass for fallen brother Richard P. Montoya will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 1100 hours in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan Street. Internment will follow immediately at Fort Logan National Cemetery. There will be a reception in the Colorado Convention Center at approximately 1530 hours. Parking will be available in the Convention Center parking garage.

    The Montoya family has asked that memorial contributions be made directly through any FIRST BANK branch. The donations will benefit the following organizations: Mi Casa Resource Center, DPS Foundation, and the Denver Fire Fighter’s Burn Foundation. You may designate your preference at the time of donation.
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    i thought this was a wonderful, touching article about the man he was:

    http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drm...719710,00.html

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