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Funeral services planned for fallen Blissfield firefighter

Joseph Gallo died while en route to a fire call
Cpt. Joe Gallo died in the line of duty while responding to a fire call for Blissfield Twp....
Cpt. Joe Gallo died in the line of duty while responding to a fire call for Blissfield Twp. Fire department(Blissfield Twp. Fire Department)
Published: Nov. 23, 2020 at 12:27 AM EST
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BLISSFIELD, Mich. (WTVG) - This week, the community will honor a Blissfield Township firefighter killed in the line of duty.

Captain Joseph Gallo died this week while responding to a fire call. According to the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office, Gallo was on his way to call for a barn fire when he lost control of his vehicle. Deputies say his vehicle rolled several times and Gallo did not survive.

The Village of Blissfield is honoring the fallen firefighter on Wednesday. A procession to Blissfield Baptist Church begins at 8:30 a.m.

Visitation is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., but due to COVID-19 protocols, only 25 people will be allowed in the church at one time.

Gallo’s funeral service begins at 1:15 p.m. and will be live-streamed.

Following the services, a procession will move from Blissfield Baptist Church to Pleasant View Cemetery. Interment with full honors and a reception will follow.

The Village of Blissfield is warning residents to prepare for road closures throughout the day due to the services for Cpt. Gallo.

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