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      Toledo bids farewell to fallen firefighter

      Toledo bid farewell to a local hero Friday.

      Funeral services were held for 45-year-old Toledo firefighter Michael Darrington. Services took place at the Friendship Baptist Church on Nebraska Ave. in South Toledo.

      A procession was held down Dorr St. immediately following the funeral.

      Darrington was found dead inside his firehouse, Station 16, over the weekend. Paramedics believe he died of natural causes. He was a 25-year veteran who served as a firefighter and paramedic.

      Volunteer firefighters along with crews from surrounding areas were on hand to man fire stations around Toledo in order for Darrington's co-workers to attend services.

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