Firefighters gather to honor fallen colleague

Firefighters salute San Francisco Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez ., who died in a traning accident on Oct. 7, as his hearse arrives at a private memorial service at Oracle Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Firefighters salute San Francisco Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez ., who died in a traning accident on Oct. 7, as his hearse arrives at a private memorial service at Oracle Park on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
An American flag is draped between two ladder fire trucks outside Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)An American flag is draped between two ladder fire trucks outside Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Firefighters greet each other outside Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Firefighters greet each other outside Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Lt. Jonathan Baxter, public information officer with the SF Fire Department, spoke about Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez . as firefighters gathered to honor him. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Lt. Jonathan Baxter, public information officer with the SF Fire Department, spoke about Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez . as firefighters gathered to honor him. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
San Francisco Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez .to a private memorial service at Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)San Francisco Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez .to a private memorial service at Oracle Park. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
San Francisco Police and Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)San Francisco Police and Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Firefighters salute Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Firefighters salute Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
San Francisco Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)San Francisco Fire Department crews escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
Contra Costa County firefighters salute San Francisco Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)Contra Costa County firefighters salute San Francisco Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez. (Samantha Laurey/Special to S.F Examiner)
San Francisco Fire engines escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez in a procession down Hyde Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)San Francisco Fire engines escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez in a procession down Hyde Street. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Fire engines escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez in a procession down Hyde Street .(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)San Francisco Fire engines escort the hearse of Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez in a procession down Hyde Street .(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
A wreath on a San Francisco fire engine pays tribute to Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)A wreath on a San Francisco fire engine pays tribute to Firefighter Paramedic Jason Cortez . (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Family, friends and firefighters from around the Bay Area gathered at Oracle Park on Tuesday to honor fallen San Francisco firefighter-paramedic Jason Cortez, who died in a training accident on Oct. 7. Funeral processions took place before and after the memorial service.

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