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Carter Conley honored at national event

Photo courtesy of National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Magoffin County Rescue Squad’s longtime captain, Edwin Carter Conley, was honored last weekend at the National Fall Firefighters Foundation’s Memorial Service, held in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The NFFF hosted the 43rd National Fall Firefighters Memorial Weekend last weekend, honoring 89 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2023 and 137 firefighters who died in previous years. Conley was among the 13 fallen firefighters honored from Kentucky. Conley served as the captain of the rescue squad from the founding of the organization in 1974 until his death in September 2021. His son, Robert, and family accepted the folded American flag in his honor during the memorial service.

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