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.
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."