Omaha Firefighter Laid To Rest

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Family and friends gathered Tuesday morning to remember an Omaha firefighter, who was killed in a motorcycle crash while off-duty.

Funeral services were held for Scott Petersen at Bethany Lutheran Church, near 204th and Maple, Tuesday morning. A graveside service followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

As is tradition, the last call for Firefighter Petersen was put out by emergency dispatchers around 10:30 a.m. The call thanked Petersen for his service and formally relieved him of duty.

The 37-year-old Petersen was going northbound on 240th Street when a southbound truck crossed the center line and hit him head-on south of Pacific Street on May 30 around 12:20 a.m.

Scott Petersen

The pickup driver from Fremont was not hurt. The Douglas County Sheriff's Department says alcohol is believed to have been a factor and charges are pending against the truck driver; however, investigators are still waiting to get toxicology results back.

Petersen leaves behind his wife and two children. A fund has been set-up to help with the childrens' education. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo branch under the name "Scott Petersen Memorial Fund."

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