Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore

Maryland Heights Police Department

Flags to fly at half-staff in County Friday to honor late Maryland Heights first responder

A procession will also take place, possibly blocking roadways tomorrow morning.

June 13, 2019 - 2:58 pm

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KFTK) — The City of Maryland Heights will honor a recently deceased 18-year veteran of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District before taking him to his final resting place Friday, June 14.

Firefighter-paramedic Chris Moore was on duty June 6 when he had a medical emergency. He died June 8.

A procession is scheduled to take place through Maryland Heights Friday morning, blocking several roadways.

According to the Maryland Heights Police Department, "the procession will leave Grace Church and travel down McKelvey to Old St. Charles Road. We will take Old St. Charles Road to Parkwood, we will go right on Parkwood and travel that roadway to Dorsett Road. We will go east (left) on Dorsett Road to Schuetz Road and make a right. The fire truck Chris will be on will take Chris through the engine bay at the firehouse #1 on Schuetz Road. We will continue on Schuetz Road to Page and go west to 270 southbound."

Gov. Mike Parson declared St. Louis County will fly flags on government buildings at half-staff Friday.

“From an early age, Chris Moore made the decision to devote his life to public service, first becoming a junior firefighter,” Governor Parson said. “He spent most of his life as a member of the fire service, selflessly risking his own safety to keep others safe, and won honors for valor and bravery during his career. He will be remembered for the legacy of service he leaves us.” 

Maryland Heights police said this is the first time the City of Maryland Heights has lost a first responder.

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