Memorial service held for fallen Los Padres battalion chief Gary Helming

Service will be held in Santa Maria Sept. 6

Memorial service held for Gary Helming

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - Memorial service underway for fallen Los Padres battalion chief Gary Helming. Watch the service below. Video feed courtesy of Los Padres National Forest.


Los Padres National Forest Battalion Chief Gary Helming will be honored with a memorial service on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

The memorial service will be opened to the public and will take place at the Pacific Christian Center located at 3435 Santa Maria Way in the City of Santa Maria at 10 a.m.

Space is limited. The service will be streamed on the Los Padres National Forest Facebook page for everyone not able to attend the memorial.

The procession from the mortuary to the Pacific Christian Center will include service vehicles from several fire and law enforcement agencies.

Cards and other condolences for the family can be sent to the Santa Lucia Ranger District, Attention: Helming Family, 1616 Carlotti Drive, Santa Maria, California, 93454.

Helming lost his life in a car crash on August 31 while returning home from an assignment battling the Railroad Fire in the Sierra National Forest.

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