U.S. and Missouri flags are flying at half staff at firehouses today(tues) until sunset due to an order by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. The flags are at half staff in honor of Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Bryan Gladney. On December 22nd, Assistant Chief Gladney was among the first responders who responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 70 westbound, east of Columbia. While Assistant Chief Gladney and other Boone County Fire Protection District and EMS personnel worked at the accident scene, a tractor trailer struck fire service and EMS vehicles, killing Assistant Chief Gladney in the line of duty.
Bryant Gladney began his fire service career as a volunteer firefighter with the Boone County Fire Protection District in 1986.