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EL MONTE, Calif. — A flag ceremony will be held Thursday for Los Angeles County Fire Department Captain Steven McCann, who died earlier this month after suffering a medical emergency while on duty.

The 10 a.m. flag ceremony will be held at Fire Station 166, 3615 Santa Anita Ave., where McCann had been assigned.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs, 22324 Golden Springs Drive at Diamond Bar.

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McCann died in a hospital after suffering a medical emergency on the evening of Feb. 9 at Fire Station 166, according to a Feb. 10 statement from Los Angeles County Fire Department Local 1014.

“Captain McCann passed away suddenly last night,” Fire Department Local 1014 said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve’s family and friends today.”

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According to the county fire department, McCann “experienced an unexpected medical emergency while on duty” around 9:30 p.m. on February 9.

“He was then transported to an area hospital where, we are saddened to report that he passed away,” county firefighters said.

The department later said, “We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire McCann family during this difficult time.”

In a Feb. 10 statement, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said:

‘I offer my deepest condolences to Captain McCann’s family, friends and colleagues during this dark time. His service to our County Fire Department will not be forgotten. His dedication to his life’s work and his sudden passing remind us of the deep thanks we owe to the brave men and women who, like him, are always there to answer our calls for help during our times of need. we need the most. May he rest in peace.”

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