JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Flags across the state fly at half-staff in honor of the late Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Bryant Gladney.
A tractor-trailer struck EMS vehicles responding to an accident on the morning of December 22nd, killing Assistant Chief Gladney in the line of duty.
“We are deeply saddened that Assistant Chief Gladney tragically lost his life answering the call to assist others during an emergency,” Governor Parson said. “Chief Gladney had devoted his career to selflessly serving the people of Boone County and the State of Missouri. He mentored the next generation of firefighters to ensure they performed their duties safely and maintained the district’s proud traditions. We are grateful for his commitment to public service and are praying for his friends and family during this difficult time.”
Bryant Gladney began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the Boone County Fire Protection District in 1986.
In 1994, Gladney received a promotion to become the Lieutenant of Station 1.
The Fire District originally hired Gladney to serve as the EMS Education Program Manager in 2011. He later became a Captain in 2015.
The EMS Bureau then promoted Gladney to Assistant Chief in 2020.
In 2021, Bryant assumed responsibilities for the Fire District’s Training Bureau, serving as Bureau Director.
Gladney also served as a Fire District Duty Chief.
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