Posted: 2:17 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2013

Memorial held for Tacoma firefighter who died on the job

Albert Nejmeh's memorial service
Albert Nejmeh's memorial service

TACOMA, Wash. —

 Firefighters and other mourners filled the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall on Friday afternoon for a memorial service for Tacoma firefighter Albert Nejmeh.

 A Tacoma Fire Department spokesperson said Nejmeh, 59, collapsed May 14 while assisting a Tacoma resident on an aid call.   He died of a heart attack.

 Nejmeh was assigned to Ladder 2, Station 8 and was a member of the technical rescue team.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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