Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Weekend Takes on Extra Meaning for Boone County Fire Protection District

This Saturday and Sunday marks National Fallen Firefighter’s Memorial Weekend. Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp says this weekend takes on a special meaning for the district.

Gladney was killed last December when his vehicle was struck by a tractor trailer truck along Interstate 70 as he was attempting to direct traffic away from an accident. Blomenkamp says Gladney’s death highlights the risks they take every day.

Gladney spent 30 years working for various fire and EMT organizations. He was 58-years-old at the time of his death.