On behalf of the members of Wake-District Pipes-Drums we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Asheville Firefighter – Captain Jeff Bowen – who was killed in the line of duty on 28 July 2011. Captain Bowen was killed, and a second firefighter was critically injured on Thursday, 28 July 2011 at a four-alarm fire at a medical office building while conducting a search inside the building.
Memorial services for Asheville Fire Department Capt. Jeff Bowen, who died yesterday, have been announced. Visitation is Monday, August 1, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Biltmore Baptist Church, 35 Clayton Road, Arden. Memorial service is Tuesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Arden is located approximately six miles south of Asheville. Fire service participation information is pending. Stay tuned to FireNews.net or ashevillenc.gov.
Additional updates from this Asheville press release: Firefighter Jay Bettencourt, injured yesterday and transported a burn center in Augusta, GA, is the process of being discharged and returning to Asheville. He is reportedly feeling well. Two firefighters remain hospitalized at Mission Hospital. Both are in stable condition and are awaiting discharge. The investigation continues as to the cause of the fire.
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