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Cleveland Division of Fire announces death of firefighter David Shantery

Funeral services have yet to be announced.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video is from a previously published, unrelated story

The Cleveland Division of Fire has announced that one of its own has passed away.

Firefighter David Shantery died suddenly on Tuesday. The department did not provide any details of his passing.

Shantery joined the Cleveland Division of Fire in 1998 and was a highly regarded and decorated member of the department. He was awarded the Florian Cross in 2016 for his role in rescuing two children from a burning home in 2015.  

“I want to offer my condolences to the family and loved ones of Firefighter David Shantery,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson in a statement. “David was a great man who served this city well and he will truly be missed.”

Information regarding upcoming services will be determined by Shantery's family.

“I first met Firefighter David Shantery as a fire instructor at our Fire Training Academy on March 9, 1998. I knew back then that he would be an excellent firefighter for our great city,” said Cleveland Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo. “My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. David, I will truly miss you.”

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available.

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