GULF COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida first responder was killed on Thursday while he was helping family members clear debris from Hurricane Michael.
Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka was killed when a tree fell on his tractor, according to the Gulf County Sheriff's Office.
"Price worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Bay County and, in the past, worked for Lynn Haven Fire and Emergency Services. He was known for his service to his community in Gulf County as well as coaching softball for many years," the Gulf County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.
We are heartbroken to announce the loss of one of our own.
Gulf County Fire Coordinator Brad Price, 49, of Wewahitchka was killed while helping family members clear debris from #HurricaneMichael when a tree fell on his tractor.
We are forever grateful for your service. pic.twitter.com/br4oZTMB82
— Gulf County Sheriff (@GulfCountySO) October 19, 2018
On Thursday evening, Price was draped in an American flag and transported to the Bay County Medical Examiners Office led by a procession of emergency vehicles. Several members of outside agencies stood and saluted Price alongside Gulf County Lieutenant Tim Wood and his family as he was taken to Bay County.
Gulf County Fire and Emergency Services released the following statement following Price's death:
"Gulf County lost one of our own today, Brad Price, Firefighter- Paramedic. Thank you for your many years of service to Gulf County.
Brandon and Ashleigh, our prayers and love go out to you on the loss of your daddy.
To Brad’s entire family and friends, on behalf of all the firefighters and emergency staff in Gulf County, we love you, grieve with you, and are praying for all of you."