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3 Local Fallen Firefighters to Be Honored at Sacramento Memorial

 Three fallen San Diego firefighters will be honored at a memorial Saturday when their names are added to a statewide memorial.

Captain Normal R. Nelson, Captain Craig Nielsen and Engineer Oran Shadoan, all of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, will be honored Saturday.

The firefighters will join the nearly 1,300 listed fallen firefighters on a statewide California Firefighters Memorial at Sacramento’s Capitol Park.

The ceremony will include a flag presentations to the families of the honorees, a procession and the “Last Alarm” bell ringing ceremony. 16 names will be added to the memorial on Saturday.

All three firefighters served with the department for decades.

Nelson, a 27-year-old veteran of the department, died in 2014 after a battle with kidney and colon cancer.

Shadoan died in 2004 from complications due to job-related cancer. He worked for SDFD for more than 40 years.

Nielson died in 2004 after suffering a heart attack related to his job. He spent nearly three decades with the department.

Readers can watch the memorial streamed live on Saturday at this link.

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