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Fallen Firefighter honored

By: Greg Bird

Whitley City Fire Department’s Arlie “Pooh” Hill will long be honored and remembered for his sacrifice, but now others across the nation will know his bravery as well after Hill’s name was enshrined on the Kentucky’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Frankfort, and on the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Maryland.

Hill, who passed away last year after suffering severe injuries while searching for potential victims in a burning building on August 30, was one of four names added to the Kentucky memorial Wednesday.

Those added along with Hill were Charles Goff of McQuady Fire Department, Robert Webster of Glencoe Fire Department, and Jonathan French of Glendale Fire Department, whose names were added to the wall commemorating Kentucky’s fallen heroes.

The Memorial is a joint effort by the Kentucky Firefighters Association, Kentucky Professional Firefighters Association of Fire Chiefs, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Kentucky Fire Commission.

In a second ceremony held in Emmitsburg, Maryland on Sunday, Hill was one of 107 honored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

Hill’s family attended both events

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