PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Funeral services were held on Wednesday for a Phoenix firefighter who died of cancer last week.
Services were held for Rick Telles at Christ's Church of the Valley in Peoria.
Telles was then laid to rest at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix.
The Phoenix firefighter and father of five died of throat cancer last week.
His death is considered to have happened in-the-line-of-duty because the cancer he contracted was the result of exposure to toxins on the job.
The Phoenix Fire Department is mourning the loss of firefighter Rick Telles. Firefighter Telles’ commitment to excellence in all aspects of his profession made him an asset to the department and held him in the highest regard by his peers. pic.twitter.com/Cy9Can03Gh— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) January 18, 2019