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Longtime Public Servant, Firefighter Brian Bodine’s Funeral Services Announced

A former Tallassee and Millbrook Fire Chief, and Lieutenant with the Montgomery Police Department passed away today, Sept. 24, in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Undated photo of Brian Bodine, posted to the Tallassee Fire Department Facebook page.

Brian Bodine’s family posted on social media about death, and announced funeral arrangements.

“Charles Brian Bodine, 72 of Summerdale and a longtime former resident of Orange Beach, AL passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, September 24th after a long and courageous fight with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents William C. Bodine and Frances C. Bodine of Montgomery, AL, and his brother Dennis Bodine of Dadeville, AL.

Brian is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 52 years Emily, children Leigh Bodine and Danny Bodine; daughter-in-law Nicole Bodine and his 5 beloved grandchildren Brianna, Allie, Aiden, Landon and Carson. Brian is also survived by his brother Chris Bodine (Tina Bianchi Bodine) and sisters Elaine Bodine Carroll (Scott) and Barbara Bodine (Wade Duncan) and sister-in-law Bonnie Bodine (Dennis), nephews Brett Bodine, Anthony Bodine, Nicholas Bodine, William Madison, and niece Krissa Carroll McQueen.

Brian cared deeply about family and his dedication to public service. He retired as a Lieutenant after 15 years of service from the Montgomery Police Department. After his retirement he served as Director of Public Service for the City of Orange Beach; served 10 years with the State of Alabama Criminal Justice Information Agency and finally as the President of Coastal Security Agency in Orange Beach.

He will be deeply missed by family, his friends and all his brothers and sisters he served with in law enforcement and all those he touched in his life.

May God Bless.

Services will be held Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00 at The Island Church, 25550 Canal Rd., Orange Beach, AL. (Facemask and Social Distancing guidelines will be followed). In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Fund.”

The City of Tallassee Fire Department posted on their Facebook page concerning the passing of Bodine. It reads:

“It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of former DPS Director, Brian Bodine. Chief Bodine was Law Enforcement by trade, but we believe he had a fireman’s heart. Either way you look at it he was a true public servant. He was instrumental in founding the Tallassee Volunteer Firefighters Association and getting our department on the right path during his time as Chief of Department. Chief Bodine always kept up with our progress and communicated regularly with several of our members who knew him. RIP Chief Bodine. The original ‘Car10’.”