UPDATE: Services Planned for Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Captain David Bricker

Feb 07, 2024 at 10:44 pm by WGNS News


Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Engine 5 from the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department led a heartfelt journey from the Medical Examiner's Office in Nashville to the Roselawn Cemetery in Murfreesboro on Tuesday. The procession, honoring the late Captain David Bricker, drew an overwhelming response from local law enforcement agencies, demonstrating the deep impact Bricker had on his community.


As the procession made its way into Rutherford County, a touching display of solidarity greeted them. Both the Smyrna and LaVergne fire departments positioned their fire trucks on overpasses while hanging large American flags over Interstate 24 from their extended ladders. Police cars pulled to the side of the road as Engine 5 passed the patrol officers. These poignant gestures provided a solemn backdrop for those making the ceremonial journey from Nashville to Murfreesboro, underscoring the unity and camaraderie within the first responder community.

Captain David Bricker, a dedicated member of the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department (MFRD), tragically passed away on Monday due to a medical emergency, leaving behind a legacy of service and commitment. As the community mourns his loss, funeral arrangements are being handled with care by Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

A gathering of family and friends will take place on Monday, February 12, at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, beginning at 11:00 AM and concluding at 2:00 PM. This gathering will be followed by a service to celebrate the life and legacy of Captain Bricker at 2:00 PM, offering an opportunity for loved ones and colleagues to come together in remembrance and reflection.

For further information regarding funeral arrangements and tributes to Captain David Bricker, the Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department encourages community members to reach out to Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens or visit their website for updates and details.

  • See previous news story HERE.


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