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Funeral plans released for Campbellsville firefighter hurt in "ice bucket" challenge

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The funeral is Wednesday for the Campbellsville fire captain who died in the line of duty.

Captain Tony Grider died on Saturday a month after being shocked by powerlines during an ALS ice bucket challenge.  A procession with several emergency response vehicles took Grider's body from University of Louisville hospital to Columbia, Ky. Saturday afternoon.

Visitation begins at 1 p.m. central time on Tuesday  at Columbia Christian Church. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

He will be buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with full firefighter honors.

Grider and firefighter Simon Quinn were in the bucket of a fire truck on August 21st.  They had been spraying the Campbellsville University band, which was taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. After the event, both men received burns from an electrical arc from a power line. Grider had been in critical care at University Hospital since the accident.  Quinn was released from the hospital last week and requests privacy.

In lieu of flowers, Grider's family would appreciate a donation to Supporting Heroes, American Diabetes Association or National Society for PKU. 

To express your condolences to the Campbellsville-Taylor Fire Department, CLICK HERE.

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