ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — Firefighters paid tribute to one of their own who died after he suddenly collapsed on the day he was set to get married.
Steven Brantley worked for the San Francisco Fire Department but was also a Lincoln resident. He originally joined the department as a paramedic in 2008 before being promoted to fire suppression in 2011.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Keyes Shooting That Killed 16-Year-Old Innocent Bystander
Early on the morning of May 1, Brantley suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital.
He was supposed to be married on that day.READ MORE: Judge Denies Restraining Order Against New Sacramento City Council Employee
Instead, Brantley was declared dead several days later. His heart, kidneys and lungs were donated.
On Thursday, Brantley’s body was transported from Kaiser Roseville hospital to a crematorium. Firefighters were at every exit along Interstate 80 from Roseville down to Sacramento to honor Brantley.MORE NEWS: Low River Levels To Blame For ‘Earthy’ Taste To Sacramento Tap Water, City Says
Brantley leaves behind his fiancée and six children. A GoFundMe has been set up by the San Francisco Fire Department in his memory: https://www.gofundme.com/f/firefighter-steven-brantley-memorial-fund