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In the Line of Duty
Joseph Back, 59 - Whitesburg, Kentucky
Joseph Back Assistant Chief Whitesburg Fire Department Whitesburg, Kentucky Age: 59 Sex: Male Classification: Career 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.