Crowd gathers to honor fire captain killed during flooding

Capt. Jason Farley (Courtesy: NBC News)

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) – More than 1,000 people have gathered in a northeast Oklahoma city to honor a fire captain who was killed during weekend flooding.

The Tulsa World reports that Claremore fire Capt. Jason Farley died during a late Saturday night rescue of several people from flooding at a duplex. He became submerged in water after trying to walk across a ditch filled with water. His body was recovered early Sunday.

The crowd on Sunday night gathered along Route 66 from Tulsa International Airport to outside Verdigris High School to escort Farley’s wife, 15-year-old daughter and Farley’s parents to their home. They returned to Tulsa only two days after arriving in Ireland for a family vacation.

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