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Funeral services for Firefighter Kendall Murphy will be Tuesday at 11:00 A.M. (Eastern). We expect it to be live-streamed at link (Click on the live-stream option on the page.)

We also expect to live-stream the graveside service on our Facebook page (here) when it begins.

We regret to announce (delayed) the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Scott Compton of the Greenfield, Indiana Fire Department. Lieutenant Compton suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday several hours after helping to fight a three-alarm fire that destroyed several local businesses.

He was 55 years old and is survived by his fiancee, three daughters and three grandchildren.

Please keep the Compton and Greenfield Fire families in your thoughts and prayers.

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It is with deep regret we notify you of the line-of-duty death of Firefighter Kendall Murphy of the Montgomery (Indiana) Volunteer Fire Department. (Montgomery is located approximately 30 miles north of Jasper.)

Firefighter Murphy and members of the Montgomery and Cannelburg fire departments responded to a motor vehicle crash just before 10:00 P.M. Friday evening on Old U.S. Highway 50. As Firefighter Murphy exited his vehicle, he was struck by a vehicle operated by another responding firefighter. Firefighter Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other responding firefighter was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death as well as Reckless Driving. Preliminary reports show his blood alcohol level was 0.21%.

Firefighter Murphy was 27 years old and is survived by his parents -- Dwayne and Katrina; sister - Kelsie Miller; and fiancee - Jessica Padgett. He is a third-generation firefighter. Dwayne Murphy is a career firefighter with Washington, Indiana Fire Department as well as a volunteer with Montgomery VFD. His grandfather, Steve, is also a member of Montgomery VFD.

Please keep the Murphy and Montgomery Fire families in your thoughts and prayers.

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