Fire departments and other public safety departments will be set up this afternoon along the route between Kansas City and Chillicothe to pay respects to one of their own, Assistant Chillicothe Fire Chief Joe Darr, who died today.
The hearse was expected to leave Kansas City around 3:30 p.m., and arrive in Chillicothe between 5 and 5:30 p.m. today.
Chillicothe’s pumper truck will meet the hearse at Cameron and provide an escort for the hearse to Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Fire Chief Darrell Wright stated that fire trucks and personnel will line every overpass along the route.
Darr was a 34-year veteran of the Chillicothe Fire Department, having started in March 1979. He was the longest serving firefighter on the current force.