City of Florence Fire/EMS Department are mourning the death of their member, Lt. Phil Bender who passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019.
Deaddeath did not learn Phil Bender’s cause of death. We found out about his passing through a post on Facebook.
“It is with the heaviest hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Lt. Phil Bender earlier today. Lt. Bender was assigned to Engine 103, C-Shift.
Phil was one of the most outgoing and giving members of our department. He was often the first to offer help when someone needed it and was always quick with a smile. Our condolences and prayers are with his family, fiancé, friends and fellow firefighters. His loss leaves a great void in our department; he will be greatly missed. City of Florence, KY – Mayor’s Office”
The City of Florence, KY – Mayor’s Office also posted on tribute on Facebook via its page.
“City of Florence officials join the Florence Fire/EMS Department in expressing our profound sadness at the untimely and unexpected passing of Lt. Phil Bender. Lt. Bender was a dedicated public servant, who served the people of Florence for over 10 years. He will be missed. We grieve alongside and offer our deepest condolences to Lt. Bender’s family, fiancé, friends, and the entire Florence Fire/EMS Department”