Visitation and funeral services have been set for Walter Patmon Jr., a Chicago firefighter who died on duty Sunday night of natural causes.
The 18-year veteran died Sunday night of a heart attack less than an hour after returning from a minor fire, authorities said.
Patmon, 61, was cleaning equipment when he experienced shortness of breath, Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, where he was pronounced dead.
Patmon's death came just three days after Capt. Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, a 32-year department veteran, was buried following an emotional funeral attended by hundreds of firefighters and friends. He died Nov. 2 while battling an extra-alarm blaze at a Gage Park residence.
On Wednesday officials announced services for Patmon, with visitation set for Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
The Chicago Fire Department walk-through ceremony will be at 6 p.m.
Firefighters will assemble at 9 a.m. next Wednesday at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., where a wake will be held at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service.
Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery, 11700 S. Laramie St. in Alsip, officials said.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun