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Roanoke Fire-EMS mourns one of their own

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Former Roanoke Firefighter Todd Harriss of IAFF 1132 passed away Monday, according to the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department's Facebook page. 

On their page it states, "It is with our deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Todd Harris of IAFF Local 1132 and Roanoke Fire-EMS department - Roanoke, Virginia."

Fire officials say Brother Harris passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015 from throat cancer. Todd was hired by the Roanoke Fire Department on April 22, 1987. 

They say Todd was diagnosed in July 2012 with occupational throat cancer and had to retire on January 1, 2013. 

The funeral arrangements will be announced soon.