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Hundreds of fire trucks, police cars ride in honor of Jamison Kampmeyer

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COLBY (WAOW) -- Hundreds of fire trucks, police cars and ambulances led a fallen Colby firefighter to his final resting place. People lined the streets as the funeral procession for Jamison Kampmeyer made its way through town. It was a send off fit for a hero and that's exactly how Kampmeyer is being remembered.

Kampmeyer died on Sunday -- fighting a fire at the historic Abby Theatre in Abbotsford. He worked as a volunteer firefighter in Colby. He was also a deputy for the Marathon County Sheriff's department.

Thousands of people packed Colby High School on Friday morning. The gym, the auditorium, the cafeteria, even the hallways -- all full of people waiting to give Kampmeyer his final farewell.

People shared stories of Kampmeyer's life: how he balanced his tireless work ethic with time for family and friends. Firefighters and police officers came from all over the state to the ceremony to pay tribute to a man they say gave a true example of selfless service.

"You talk about what a good citizen looks like, all you have to do is look at his life and what he was doing in the community and you could put his picture next to that description too," said Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch.

After that, Kampmeyer's funeral procession lasted more than an hour. Hundreds of fire trucks and police cars followed each other along the route to Kampmeyer's final resting place at St. Mary's cemetery in Colby.

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