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Public invited to pay respects to slain EMT along funeral procession

Family to lay Jacob Dindinger to rest Monday
Jacob Dindinger
Posted at 12:28 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-09 14:00:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The family of an EMT killed in a fire-turned-shooting incident in Tucson last month is announcing plans to lay him to rest.

Jacob Dindinger, 20, was killed on July 18 while responding to a medical call at Silverlake Park. A man drove up to the ambulance and shot Dindinger and another EMT at the scene. The suspect then drove to the scene of a house fire and began shooting at firefighters and neighbors at the scene. A Tucson Police officer shot the suspect a few blocks away from the fire.

Dindinger was critically injured and remained hospitalized for nearly two weeks before he died. In total, four people died in the incident including the suspect.

AMR of Southern Arizona, the emergency response organization that employed Dindinger, announced plans for his funeral Friday. While a private ceremony is planned at Casa Church in Oro Valley, the public is invited to pay their respects to Dindinger Monday along the procession route from the funeral home on Northern Avenue starting at 10:20 a.m.

AMR described the route in a news release:

  • Start on Northern Ave., heading south.
  • Turn Right onto W. Magee Rd
  • Continue West past N. La Canada Blvd
  • Turn right onto W. Old Magee Rd.
  • Turn right onto N. La Cholla Bld
  • Continue north past W. Overton Rd
  • Continue north past W. Lambert Ln
  • Turn left onto Cross Rd and arrive at Casas Church

MAP: Planned route for EMT Jacob Dindinger's funeral procession