Glendale Highway Dedicated to Fallen Firefighter - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Glendale Highway Dedicated to Fallen Firefighter

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GLENDALE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crowds gathered to remember a Kentucky volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty two years ago Saturday.

Family, friends, and his fellow firefighters dedicated a sign and a three mile stretch of Highway 222 running through Glendale.  

Jonathan French was killed after a semi-truck struck one of the engines when he was responding to a van fire call along Interstate 65 in Hardin County.

"He was everybody's friend. Even if you were struggling with something and had trouble doing it, if you asked Jonathan, Jonathan would show you the right way to do it. Try to help you," said Chief Richard Peters.

His mother Lisa French, who is also a firefighter, was injured. She spoke at the service wanting to make sure her son’s life was not forgotten. 

"Remember how Jonathan lived, what he gave, the way he felt about all of us, remember the good times," said French.

The fire chief wants to remind drivers to slow down and give emergency responders space along the side of the road.

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