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Firefighters gather for procession to escort body of fallen comrade

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A procession of firefighters and other emergency personnel escorted the body of fallen Fire Capt. Tony Grider to a funeral home in Columbia, Kentucky.

The procession began at University Hospital at 4 p.m. Saturday. Capt. Grider was carried in a Supporting Heroes ambulance marked with stars and stripes. 

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home will be handling Capt. Grider's arrangements. We will post more information as soon as it becomes available.

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Capt. Grider died at noon Saturday after suffering severe burns from an electric shock. About a month ago, he was in an aerial bucket of a fire truck helping Campbellsville University students complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge when an arc of electricity from a high-voltage power line shocked him and another firefighter, Simon Quinn.

Quinn was released from the hospital earlier this week.

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