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Funeral service for St. Louis fire captain Friday at Harris Stowe

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ The funeral is Friday, July 21 for fallen St. Louis Fire Captain John Kemper. His casket will be flanked by firefighters and be carried by a fire truck to the funeral home.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. at Harris Stowe State University.

The 59-year-old died in the line of duty one week after being injured while battling a vacant house fire over the Fourth of July holiday.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of Captain Kemper.