Flower Mound firefighter dies of colon cancer tied to job

Flower Mound firefighter/paramedic Wade Cannon died of occupational colon cancer. (Source: Flower Mound Fire Department)

The Flower Mound Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own, after a battle with occupational cancer.

33-year-old Wade Cannon passed away Saturday night after a battle with colon cancer, according to the Department's Facebook page.

Cannon served as a firefighter and paramedic for the Town of Flower Mound for more than 6 years.

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Flower Mound Fire says that they will hold a memorial service for Cannon. Details will be announced at a later date.

Instead of flowers, the Cannon family is asking for donations to be made to the cancer detection organization the Brent Lewis Bridges Foundation and Michael's Memories an organization for firefighters diagnosed with cancer.