Wednesday, hundreds gathered in the eastern Iowa town of Denver to say goodbye to native son, Russell Piehl.

The paramedic was one of three killed last week when the air ambulance he was in crashed near the town of Ventura.

More than 400 mourners gathered to pay their final respects.

Piehl’s casket was carried by ambulance to Fairview cemetery in Denver.

Co-workers say Piehl lived his life to save other lives and his dedication to his profession won’t be forgotten.

This was the second of two remembrance services. The first was held in his hometown of Forest City on Tuesday.

Authorities still don’t know the cause of the helicopter crash.

On Monday, Nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau was laid to rest.

The final victim, pilot Gene Grell, will be remembered over the weekend in his native San Antonio, TX.

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