DOVER, Del. (AP/CBS) — Firefighters in three states are honoring a U.S. Marine and firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

A police-escorted funeral procession carrying the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman is scheduled to leave Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Monday morning. It will travel up Interstate 95 and across the Delaware Memorial Bridge. From there, it will head along the New Jersey Turnpike and across the George Washington Bridge to New York City.

Firefighter, Marines and other service members salute as the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman is moved into a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

‘You Felt Good With Him,’ Firefighter Christopher Slutman Killed In Afghanistan Remembered By Family, Friends

Firefighters along the way will pay their respects to Slutman, who was a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department. Slutman also worked as a volunteer firefighter in Prince George’s County.

Christopher Slutman. Courtesy: Kentland Volunteer Fire Department

The 43-year old and two other members of a Massachusetts-based Marine Reserve unit were killed on April 8.

Shannon Slutman, wife of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, reacts as a casket containing her husband’s body is moved into a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Slutman is survived by a wife and three daughters.

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  1. Tickedoff Person says:

    A sad day for many. Never forget. Would be nice if Omar could be thrown out of a helicopter hovering above

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