Dallas Fire-Rescue is remembering driver engineer Ceasar Rios who was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident.
Rios died Sunday after hitting a deer, his colleague says he was wearing a helmet and protective gear.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said it was notified of his death by Nebraska State Troopers early Sunday morning.
On Wednesday, many paid their respects during a procession that took his body from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to a funeral home in Oak Cliff.
Dallas Fire-Rescue said Rios blessed the lives of countless others while serving the citizen of the City of Dallas.
His personality was described as "larger than life."
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"He loved life, he was always a jokester and a prankster everybody loved having him at the station," said Dallas Fire-Rescue Lieutenant Armando Garza.
According to Dallas Fire-Rescue, Rios had been with the department for nearly 10 years. His brother, Henry Rios, also works for the department.
Dallas Fire-Rescue has a Facebook post with a link to a way to help his family with funeral expenses.