Whitesburg Fire Department
Years of service: 29
Date of incident: October 27, 2023
Date of death: October 30, 2023
On Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, Assistant Chief Joseph Back responded to the scene of a medical emergency at a residence. While at the scene, he suffered a massive heart attack. He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he remained in a coma until his passing on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023.