The funeral for Des Moines Fire Engineer Douglas McCauley was held today (Thursday) afternoon at DSM-First Church on Merle Hay Road.
Immediately following the funeral, numerous fire trucks and emergency vehicles led a procession through the city, to near East Army Post Road and the Highway 65/69 bypass.
Marissa Berg lives near the church and came out to watch the procession and pay her respects to the department. She brought her three year old son Leland to watch the procession of fire trucks.
Douglas McCauley suffered a medical event last Friday, while on duty. He died Saturday. McCauley was a 29-year veteran of the Des Moines Fire Department.
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