Arizona Captain Collapses in Office, Dies

Posted: 03-18-2008
Updated: 03-18-2008 03:20:53 PM News

MESA, AZ. -- A captain with the Mesa Fire Department collapsed in his office Monday, and died a short time later.

John Delaney, 44, had been with the fire department for 23 years.

He was found unresponsive in his office. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, and pronounced dead.

The chief said in a written statement: "He is truly loved throughout the Mesa Fire family and his passing is a devastating loss to the organization. Captain Delaney will receive full Mesa Fire Department honors." More information will be posted when it becomes available.

Funeral information

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Bunker Family Funeral Home, Mesa.

At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a procession will escort the captain from the funeral home to All Saints Catholic Church. A Mass will begin at 11 a.m.

photo Mesa Fire Captain John Delaney