ARCADIA ( — Funeral services were held Wednesday for the Arcadia firefighter whose body was found after a two-week search in the mountains near Fillmore.

Mike Herdman was remembered at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m.

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The firefighter went missing on June 13 while backpacking with his dog, Duke, and fellow firefighter Taylor Byars, in the rugged terrain.

The 36-year-old reportedly ran off barefoot to chase after Duke, wearing only board shorts and a T-shirt.

Byars searched for his friend for nearly two days before he made his way out of the wilderness and reported his friend missing.

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Herdman’s body was found on June 27 in the Sepse Wilderness, about 1,200 feet above his campsite.

The 36-year-old’s death was ruled accidental, caused by blunt-force injury.

Herdman was a beloved husband, father and seven-year veteran of the Arcadia Fire Department.

Firefighters from San Marino, San Gabriel and South Pasadena raised $17,000 for Herdman’s family during a two-hour fundraiser Monday night.

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