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Services & “Celebration of Life” Set for Fallen Homer Fireman

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PHOTO: Robert Bush

Services have been set for fallen Homer Firefighter Robert Bush, who passed away on Saturday (October 19) while at a nearby fire training.

A small graveside burial is planned for Saturday morning at the Truxton Cemetery at 11:00, featuring a color guard from Homer Fire Department. Bush’s remains will be brought to the burial site in one of Homer’s fire engines.

Following the burial will be a celebration of life reception at the Homer Fire Department beginning around Noon.

According to Chief Mahlon Irish, Bush collapsed shortly after he reporting problems with his bronchitis during a vehicle extrication exercise.

Bush was a new recruit, having only been with the department for three months.

The official cause of death is still unconfirmed, pending an autopsy and further investigation by the State Fire office.

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