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Funeral held for fallen Prince George's County firefighter

A funeral will be held today for fallen Prince George's County firefighter John Ulmschneider. (Prince George's County Fire Department)

HOLLYWOOD, Md. (WJLA) - A funeral was held Wednesday for fallen Prince George's County firefighter John Ulmschneider, 37, who was killed while trying to save a life last week.

Ulmschneider was shot Friday night as he and a colleague entered a Temple Hills home to check on a man whose family feared for his life. The other firefighter, Kevin Swain, was shot as well. Swain was flown to Shock Trauma at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he underwent immediate surgery. He is still recovering.

Hundreds of people attended visitation for Ulmschneider Tuesday.

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Wednesday's funeral took place at 1 p.m. at St. John's Parish in Hollywood.

Ulmschneider is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

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