A longtime Boone County Fire District assistant chief killed in the line of duty in a horrific collision on I-70 in December will be honored this weekend in Kingdom City, along with six other firefighters who died in the line of duty in the past year.
Boone County assistant chief Bryant Gladney was killed in December, when a tractor trailer slammed into his lit vehicle that was staged at the scene of a prior crash.
A candlelight vigil will be held tomorrow night at 9 at the Fire Fighters Memorial in Kingdom City, and the memorial service is Sunday morning at 10:30. State officials and firefighters from across the state will attend.
The memorial is located near I-70 and Highway 54. Six other fallen firefighters will be honored.
“Missouri’s firefighters can be relied upon to answer the alarm bell whenever it sounds and protect the lives and property of their fellow Missourians. We will always honor and remember the courageous individuals who paid the ultimate price for their dedication to public service and their communities,” Governor Mike Parson says, in a written statement.