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In the Line of Duty
John Dean Forbush, 24 - Gassaway, WV
John Dean Forbush Firefighter Gassaway Volunteer Fire Department Gassaway, WV Age: 24 Gender: Male Status: Volunteer Years of Service: 6 Date of Incident: May 1, 2022 Date of Death: May 1, 2022 On Sunday, May 1, 2022, Firefighter John Dean Forbush responded to the scene of a vehicle crash at the Elk River in Braxton County, West Virginia. While attempting to rescue a mother and daughter after their SUV was driven into the water, he was caught in the current and drowned. The vehicle crash is being reported as a murder-suicide. Investigation into the incident continues.