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Area Firefighter’s Turnout Gear Bag Stolen from Vehicle; Elmore S.O. Investigating


A Montgomery Firefighter who lives in Deatsville is hoping someone will come forward regarding the theft of his Gear Turnout Bag overnight in the Cotton Terrace.

The firefighter had competed this past week in the Firefighter Combat Challenge held in Montgomery, with his department winning awards. But there wasn’t a lot of time to celebrate when he realized his turnout gear bag was stolen from his vehicle sometime between Saturday and Sunday morning.

The Elmore Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and we are told that other neighbors around Cotton Terrace also had vehicles entered and items stolen.

“Thanks to whoever stole the firefighter gear from a firefighter’s truck last night in Cotton Terrace in Deatsville. While he rested to get ready to go protect you from fires and get you to the hospital, you were stealing the gear he needed to do his job. I hope it’s not your family who needs him today,” a family member posted to social media.

If anyone sees a large, red, firefighter turnout bag with turnout gear in it please call the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office.

“The thieves can’t do anything with it, because it has his name and station information all over it,” the family member said.