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Richmond firefighter laid to rest

A honor guard flag detail prepares to fold the flag that had been draped over the casket for Richmond firefighter and EMT Tim Farthing. The 29-year-old husband and father of four was buried Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Richmond Cemetery. Photo by Greg Kocher | Staff
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A honor guard flag detail prepares to fold the flag that had been draped over the casket for Richmond firefighter and EMT Tim Farthing. The 29-year-old husband and father of four was buried Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Richmond Cemetery. Photo by Greg Kocher | Staff gkocher1@herald-leader.com Greg Kocher | Staff

RICHMOND — The somber pageant of a firefighter's funeral was on display Thursday as Tim Farthing was laid to rest.

Farthing, 29, a firefighter and emergency medical technician, died Monday when his pickup truck ran off Red House Road and struck a tree. He was off-duty at the time.

The husband and father of three daughters and one son had been with the Richmond department for four years.

A long funeral procession of fire trucks and other emergency vehicles left the Oldham, Roberts and Powell Funeral Home on Barnes Mill Road. The procession moved along Eastern Parkway to Kit Carson Drive, through the Eastern Kentucky University Campus and then to Richmond Cemetery.

As the funeral concluded at the cemetery, a dispatcher broadcast "last call" for Farthing over the radio.

"His tour of duty is complete," she said.

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