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Body of Missing Nashville Firefighter Jesse Reed Found


The body of missing 32-year-old Nashville Firefighter-AEMT Jesse Reed was found in the Tennessee River on Saturday.


Jesse Reed Firefighter AEMT
(Photo via Nashville Fire Department)

Reed was reported missing by his wife on March 6th and deputies later found his Jeep submerged in 10 feet of water.


Ellen Reed told police she and her husband drove off the road and into the Tennessee River.


On Saturday, Reed’s body was found in the water by a fisherman during a bass fishing tournament. He was found in a cove near Mason Boat Dock, about a quarter-mile from where Police think he disappeared.


Jesse Reed joined the Nashville Fire Department in Oct. 2013 and was assigned to Engine 2 A-Shift. Reed was certified as an AEMT and had Vehicle Extrication, Hazmat, and Rope Rescue training.


A procession was held to bring Reeds body back to Nashville late this afternoon.


Nashville Fire Department Director Chief William Swann released a statement saying:

“My heart is heavy and I grieve for the loss of our brother Firefighter Jesse Reed. I want to commend and thank the Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office and all the volunteers from near and far who came to search for Jesse.  Every day Jesse came on shift he put his life on the line to serve the people of Nashville and to make sure that his fellow firefighters were safe. Our prayers go to Firefighter Reed’s wife and his entire family. ”


By EmtTrainingBase Staff


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