Fire trucks join funeral procession for retired firefighter

  • Pallbearers carry the casket of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney for placement on Engine 52 after his funeral at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth Friday. He died Sunday, of cancer.

      Pallbearers carry the casket of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney for placement on Engine 52 after his funeral at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth Friday. He died Sunday, of cancer. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The front of Engine 52 carries the fire coat and helmet of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney at his funeral Friday at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer.

      The front of Engine 52 carries the fire coat and helmet of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney at his funeral Friday at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Engine 52 carries the casket of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney after his Friday funeral Mass at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer.

      Engine 52 carries the casket of former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney after his Friday funeral Mass at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth was the site of Friday's funeral for former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney. He died Sunday, of cancer.

    Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth was the site of Friday's funeral for former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney. He died Sunday, of cancer. Courtesy of Carney family

  • A hand is placed upon the casket during communion Friday at the funeral for former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer.

      A hand is placed upon the casket during communion Friday at the funeral for former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District Lt. James Carney at Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth. He died Sunday, of cancer. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 12/22/2017 2:20 PM

Fire trucks and other emergency vehicles formed a funeral procession Friday to honor a former Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District firefighter.

Lt. James F. Carney, 43, of Wadsworth, died Sunday after a three-year cancer fight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Carney joined the district as a firefighter-paramedic in 2000. He retired in December 2014 after being diagnosed with cancer.

A funeral Mass was said at the Church of St. Patrick in Wadsworth.

Approximately a dozen fire engines and at least 20 SUVs and cars from area police and departments participated in the procession from the church to Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Fire engines and vehicles also lined the route to the cemetery.

Carney's casket was carried on Engine, 52, and his fire coat and helmet were placed on the front.

Daily Herald photographer Joe Lewnard contributed to this report

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