Brothers and Sisters,

please pray for our fallen brother and his family. we just lost a 25+ year veteran yesterday.

Lt. R. Best (firehouse 74 C shift) noticed he had lost almost 40lbs in a week. he went to his doc and they found a large mass in one of his lungs. they biopsied it and he was awaiting the results when on monday night he became sob and went to the ed.

they rushed him to emergency surgery and suctioned over 2000cc of fluid from his lungs. they also removed the mass. Lt. Best coded while in surgery and was revived, sadly yesterday morning he coded again and they were unable to get him back.

we are awaiting the autopsy results, but it is expected his passing will be ruled a LODD due to contracting lung cancer on the job.

lt. best's passing has hit us hard and expectantly. Please pray for his family in their time of need. we expect the services to be this sat and he will be honored with full fire dept honors.

i will post more info as it becomes available.

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Sorry for your loss. May God bless and watch over him..
Sorry for the loss,our hearts go out to all.Godspeed brother
Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and his family.
I'm so sorry to hear this. Such a sudden and tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your brothers/sisters and Lt. Best's family.

Rest Easy Brother.
may god be near you all as are brother & sister it is still a loss to us all as a family but he will never be forgotten as long as he is in all of are hearts may god watch over him and all in his dept so sorry for your loss your brother in Greenup IL bless you all
thaank you for the kind words an prayers. will have a firemans funeral on saturday and we hope to honor our brother the only way we know how.
Sorry for your loss my prayers are with you god bless you
Sorry for the my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family good luck and God Bless
sorry 2 hear about the lost i'll pray for them and god bless
I extend my condolences to the family and the department of our fallen brother, may he rest in peace. You are all in my prayers! May god be with all of you!

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