First responders, loved ones say final goodbye to BRFD captain killed in drowning

First responders, loved ones say final goodbye to BRFD captain killed in drowning
Bryan Bozeman, 45, died while cleaning fish in Terrebone Parish. Bozeman was employed with the Baton Rouge Fire Department as a captain. (Source: BRFD)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Family, friends, and other first responders paid their respects to a Baton Rouge fire captain Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Bryan Bozeman drowned Saturday, Oct. 5 during a fishing accident. The Baton Rouge Firefighters Association is collecting donations in his honor.

“Bryan was full of life and loved helping others,” states a Facebook post from BRFD memorializing Bozeman. “He will be missed dearly.”

The Terrebone Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the drowning Saturday at a popular boat launch and RV camp that sits on the Robinson Canal in Cocodrie, an official said. Bozeman was cleaning fish when he slipped into the water.

Family members were able to pull Bozeman out and began administering CPR until emergency responders arrived. Bozeman later died at a hospital.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said she was heartbroken about the news of Bozeman’s death in a statement issued Sunday, Oct. 6. The mayor ordered flags at city-parish building to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his burial.

A Facebook post from BRPD shows Bozeman was honored as the “newest Fire Captain” in March of 2018.

Funeral services for Bozeman were held Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Greenoaks Memorial Park. A procession was also held in his honor.

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