Oct 05, 2017
Carl Pelletier

Funeral and Procession Services Set for Captain Mike Tepe

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Funeral and Procession Set for Captain Mike Tepe

A funeral procession and service for Jackson Hole Fire / EMS Captain Mike Tepe has been set for Saturday, October 14.   A procession into Jackson will begin at the Wilson Fire Station (2505 Moose Wilson Road) at 2:00 pm.   A funeral service will be held following the procession at the Conference Center of Jackson Hole (920 West Broadway) which is slated to start at 3:00 pm.        

“This is a sad and somber time for the Tepe family, our agency and the community as a whole,” said Fire Chief Brady Hansen.  “We have known for a while that this day was coming.  As a department we have begun planning for a memorial service and a tribute to Captain Tepe. I would ask that our community go the extra mile to look out for one another during this time.”

Family, invited friends, fire apparatus and first responder vehicles will be involved in the motorized procession from Wilson into Jackson.   The general public is asked not to drive or enter a vehicle in the procession; however, they are encouraged to line the procession route and show their respect for Captain Tepe and his family.  

Due to the type of cancer that Captain Tepe faced, this is considered by the State of Wyoming as an “In the Line of Duty Death.”  A showing of ladder trucks and other fire apparatus is expected to honor Tepe and his ashes will be transported on a special fire truck from Wilson into Jackson.

More information about the funeral procession and service will be forthcoming as plans are finalized.   Please contact Kelli Fennessey or Shannon Burns with Jackson Hole Fire / EMS at (307)733-4732 with questions.

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