Irmo firefighter who died in the line of duty is laid to rest
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - An Irmo firefighter who died in the line of duty is laid to rest.
Firefighter James Michael Muller was honored with a procession followed by a funeral service.
The funeral service was held at Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Columbia on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.
A small procession transported Muller to the church and included Muller’s family, IFD, and IFD’s Engine 171, which is the truck Muller was assigned to.
The route went from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel to Riverland Hills Baptist Church.
Community members stood along the procession route to pay their respects.
IFD also asked on behalf of Muller’s family for all non-firefighter personnel attending the funeral to wear colorful attire instead of black in tribute to Muller and his family.
IFD’s Assistant Fire Chief Sloane Valentino made a statement after the funeral thanking the community for their support as they deal with Muller’s loss and adjust to their new normal.
Gov. Henry McMaster also ordered all flags on state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday in honor of Muller.
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