The Pleasure Ridge Park Fire District is grieving the loss of one of their own.”Coming to work and him not showing up, it’s going to be a challenge for a lot of us,” said PRP Maj. Joseph Bowman.Heartbreak ripped through the PRP fire district over the weekend when 46-year-old Deputy Fire Chief Brian Morgan unexpectedly died on Saturday.”I spoke to him Friday just about the hazmat training that he went to and about just normal things that are going on,” said Chief Doug Recktenwald.Recktenwald says while his department regularly responds to CPR call’s but little did they know it was their second in command that would need help.”It brings a little bit more of the tragedy home. When you actually have to make that scene and the rawness of the scene in itself, which we’re used to doing day in and day out but not necessarily on our own people,” he said.Known throughout the department for his drive and calming demeanor, this loss hits close to home for Joseph Bowman, who’s known Morgan for 25 years.”It’s been very hard, obviously. It left a huge whole not in the department but personally,” said Bowman.And with more than a quarter of a century worth of experience, the 46-year-old’s shoes won’t be easy to fill.”We are going to take a few steps back. There’s no way to replace him immediately and to be right on track the next day,” Recktenwald told WLKY.But the goal is to continue to serve the area with the same level of dedication Morgan did, day in and day out.”He’s watching us, even closer than how he could before because he has eyes on everybody,” says Bowman.Deputy Chief Morgan leaves behind a wife and four sons. Recktenwald says the department is going to do what they can to help the family as they’re all grieving this loss.

The Pleasure Ridge Park Fire District is grieving the loss of one of their own.

“Coming to work and him not showing up, it’s going to be a challenge for a lot of us,” said PRP Maj. Joseph Bowman.

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Heartbreak ripped through the PRP fire district over the weekend when 46-year-old Deputy Fire Chief Brian Morgan unexpectedly died on Saturday.

“I spoke to him Friday just about the hazmat training that he went to and about just normal things that are going on,” said Chief Doug Recktenwald.

Recktenwald says while his department regularly responds to CPR call’s but little did they know it was their second in command that would need help.

“It brings a little bit more of the tragedy home. When you actually have to make that scene and the rawness of the scene in itself, which we’re used to doing day in and day out but not necessarily on our own people,” he said.

Known throughout the department for his drive and calming demeanor, this loss hits close to home for Joseph Bowman, who’s known Morgan for 25 years.

“It’s been very hard, obviously. It left a huge whole not in the department but personally,” said Bowman.

And with more than a quarter of a century worth of experience, the 46-year-old’s shoes won’t be easy to fill.

“We are going to take a few steps back. There’s no way to replace him immediately and to be right on track the next day,” Recktenwald told WLKY.

But the goal is to continue to serve the area with the same level of dedication Morgan did, day in and day out.

“He’s watching us, even closer than how he could before because he has eyes on everybody,” says Bowman.

Deputy Chief Morgan leaves behind a wife and four sons.

Recktenwald says the department is going to do what they can to help the family as they’re all grieving this loss.

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