Funeral services held for Phoenix firefighter killed in ATV accident

Funeral services were held Thursday for a Phoenix firefighter who was killed in an ATV accident in Northern Arizona.

- On Thursday, funeral services were held for a Phoenix firefighter who died in an ATV accident in Northern Arizona.

Captain Chris Fitzmaurice's services were held at a Peoria church Thursday, which was attended by friends, family, and fellow firefighters.

According to investigators, Fitzmaurice, a 20-year veteran of the fire department. was was on an elk hunt near the Grand Canyon when he was thrown from his ATV, and later died from his injuries.

"It's an extremely difficult day for us," said PJ Dean with the United Phoenix Firefighters Association. "Captain Fitzmaurice was just an absolutely beloved member of our organization. It's under the most tragic circumstances imaginable, and we'll just really doing our best to support the family, and manage through this as best we can."

Fitzmaurice leaves behind a wife, and four daughters.


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