Friends, family, and fellow first responders remembered a longtime Eastern Kentucky firefighter Wednesday.
Phil Warren died Friday. Those who worked with him say Warren was not only a firefighter, EMT, and deputy sheriff, but a teacher, a leader, and a friend. They say he never gave up whether it was battling a fire or battling cancer, which ultimately took his life.
"He would do what was necessary and battle right on down to the end," said Corbin Fire Chief Gary Price.
"He was never giving up. A person that would never give up and he battled his illness just like he did the fires that he responded to,” said Brian Reams with the Laurel County Emergency Management.
Phil Warren left behind a wife, a daughter, and several step-daughters. Warren would have been 43 years old Tuesday.