Capt. 'Iron Bill' Dowling honored in public memorial

HOUSTON -- Hundreds of people paid tribute to former Houston Fire Capt. “Iron Bill” Dowling today at a public memorial. Firefighters from all over Texas marched in a procession leading up to the service at Houston Baptist University.

Scroll down for video and photos from both the procession and memorial service.

You can also re-watch the memorial service in its entirety right here:

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LIVE BLOG: (refresh this page for the latest updates)

12:40 p.m. Wed: KHOU 11's Melissa Correa reports on the memorial service for Capt. Dowling:

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12:35 pm. Wed: At @HoustonFireDept station 8 downtown and around town flags are flying at half mast to honor fallen member #IronBill Dowling

 

 

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12:28 p.m. Wed: Other firemen from around the state Are here filling in for @HoustonFireDept members so they can attend #IronBill funeral

 

 

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11:36 a.m. Wed: Captain Dowling's wife and two sons delivered emotional tributes during the memorial service.

Photos: Friends & family remember Captain Dowling at memorial service

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11:33 a.m. Wed: Captain Bill Dowling's widow just spoke at his memorial service. We've got team coverage coming up on #khou11 at Noon.

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11:31 a.m. Wed: He was a dad who was at every possible game even when he would come home from a 3-day shift having no sleep." Bill Dowling's son.

 

 

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10:31 a.m. Wed: "He gave it all to this city." Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaking at the funeral of Fire Captain Bill Dowling.

 

 

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10:13 a.m. Wed: Hundreds of firefighters at Capt. Dowling's memorial. Many watching on live feeds in the chapel next door and TVs in the building lobby.

 

 

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10:06 a.m. Wed: Capacity crowd inside the 2,000-seat venue at @HoustonBaptistU for Capt. William 'Iron Bill' Dowling's memorial.h

 

 

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9:41 a.m. Wed: Houston Fire Chief, City Council members, and firefighters entering the chapel at @HoustonBaptistU

 

 

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9:38 a.m. Wed: HFD Honor Guard standing by as everyone enters the memorial service for Captain Dowling. #KHOU

 

 

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9:34 a.m. Wed: If numbers are a sign of strength, #IronBill Dowling and his memory are U breakable.

 

 

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9:26 a.m. Wed: Local law enforcement paying their respects to Captain Dowling.

 

 

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9:26 a.m. Wed: A view of the procession following Captain Dowling to the memorial service

 

 

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9:20 a.m. Wed: Procession for Capt. William 'Iron Bill' Dowling arriving now at HBU

 

 

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9:10 a.m. Wed: Here are the first photos from this morning's memorial. We will continue to update this slideshow throughout the day.

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9:00 a.m. Wed: Watch a ground view of the procession for Captain Dowling

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8:53 a.m. Wed: Programs and ribbons at the memorial for Captain William 'Iron Bill' Dowling. Inside HBU waiting for the procession to arrive.

 

 

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8:49 a.m. Wed: LIVE #khou11 feed of #IronBill Dowling's memorial procession. curve is made of firefighters. Nothing more beautiful than solidarity.

 

 

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8:25 a.m. Wed: Just a few of the fire departments and EMS crews here to pay their respects to Capt. Dowling.

 

 

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8:06 a.m. Wed: A beautiful morning as the community gathers to remember Capt. "Iron Bill" Dowling at HBU.

 

 

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7:51 a.m. Wed: Some of the symbols to honor #IronBill. The roses smell absolutely gorgeous. The whole setup is beautiful!

 

 

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7 a.m. Wed: Live video- Everything you need to know about today's Memorial for Houston Fire Department Captain Bill Dowling, plus a sneak peek of the tribute

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6:55 a.m. Wed: Police escort the hearse carrying HFD Captain Bill Dowling through the streets of Houston to HBU.

 

 

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6:30 a.m. Wed: WATCH LIVE: Body of HFD Capt. 'Iron Bill' Dowling taken to HBU for memorial service - we'll stream the memorial service live at 10 a.m.

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6:20 a.m. Wed: Driving to #HOU this AM? You can pay your respects to Firefighter Bill Dowling. Here's look at today's 8:45am memorial procession

 

 

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4:35 a.m. Wed: City hall is red to honor Captain 'Iron Bill' Dowling-- his memorial service is today. Live coverage on KHOU 11 and KHOU.com

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10:30 p.m. Tues: Watch- Retired firefighter reflects on Capt. 'Iron Bill' Dowling

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12:30 p.m. Tues: Related story - Plans for Dowling's memorial service announced

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