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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: KY

It is in great sadness, that we as a Brotherhood, post the 49th Line Of Duty Death for 2014 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & Fire Chief Robert Glenn "Bud" Webster Sr. has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and our Brothers & Sisters with the Glencoe Fire - Rescue Department.

Name: Robert Glenn “Bud” Webster Sr.  

Rank: Fire Chief 
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 12

Date of Incident: 07/04/2006
Time of Incident: 1704hrs
Date of Death: 05/06/2014

Fire Department: Glencoe Fire-Rescue Department
Address: PO Box 102 Glencoe, KY 41046
Fire Department Chief: Robert G. Webster, Jr.

Incident Description: Fire Chief Webster died from complications of a traumatic brain injury suffered in 2006.  At that time, while responding to a motor vehicle accident, the fire apparatus Webster was driving left the roadway and overturned causing him to be ejected and pinned underneath the vehicle.

Incident Location: 1000 block of Highway 16, Gallatin County, KY


Tribute is being paid to Robert Glenn “Bud” Webster Sr. at


To date, 49 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2014.  Year-to-date and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online at

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