Memorial service for fallen KCFD firefighters to be held Saturday at Sprint Center

The memorial service for two Kansas City firefighters killed in a building collapse earlier this week will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sprint Center, city officials said.

The public memorial service will honor firefighters Larry J. Leggio and John V. Mesh. The two firefighters died battling a blaze in the Northeast area Monday night.

Traffic will be closed around the Sprint Center along Grand Boulevard and Truman Road.

Donations to the families of Leggio and Mesh can be made through IAFF Local 42, which is hosting the memorial service. Checks payable to IAFF Local 42 should be sent to 6320 Manchester Ave., Suite 42A; Kansas City, Mo. 64133. Sympathy cards may also be mailed to the same address.

Leggio, 43, leaves a wife and mother. Mesh, 39, leaves a wife and four daughters.

Leggio had served 17 years and Mesh served 13 years with the fire department.