Visitation Held For Volunteer Firefighter Killed By Fire Truck

Posted on: 4:45 pm, December 5, 2012, by , updated on: 05:32pm, December 5, 2012

BARTELSO, IL (KTVI)– A large turnout is expected as a community gets ready to bury a volunteer firefighter, run over by his own fire truck.

Tim Jansen, 45, was behind the fire truck, possibly guiding it, when he was struck and killed late Sunday night. 

It happened while crews were battling a house fire.

Visitation is underway until 8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso.

His funeral is Thursday morning is at the same location.

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