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Posted at 3:31 PM ET, 01/26/2011

D.C. firefighter's death investigated

By Theola Labbé-DeBose

D.C. police are investigating the death of Marc E. Dancy, 37, a D.C. firefighter who was found dead in the 3000 block of Seventh St NE on January 23.

Dancy was off duty when he died, according to D.C. fire officials, and the cause of death is unknown.


Dancy. (Courtesy Photo)

Dancy, who worked for the department for five years, was assigned to Engine 10 in Trinidad, one of the busiest in the District.

Dancy's funeral and viewing will take place on Feb. 1 at East Washington Heights Baptist Church in the 2200 block of Branch Avenue SE. The viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service.

The D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department will participate in the funeral, giving Dancy an "active-duty" service.

Dancy grew up in the District and lived in Clinton with his wife and children aged 8, 10 and 16.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | January 26, 2011; 3:31 PM ET
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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