03/04/10 127 W, 1 I - + 6 - 1 Durham Firefighter Dies in Tree Trimming Accident, Updated

Firefighter Bradley Franklin Roberts, 26, died Tuesday, March 2, after falling from a tree, while cutting limbs for a tree service. The accident occurred in the 1100 block of Woodburn Drive. He was transported to Duke University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Roberts joined the Durham Fire Department on March 7, 2005, and was assigned to Station 1. Sources: WRAL, WTVD, Durham Herald-Sun.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Clements Funeral Service. Visitation is today, Thursday, March 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Clements Funeral Service, 1105 Broad Street, Durham. The funeral is Friday, March 5, at 11:00 a.m., at New Horizons Church, 100 Horizon Place, Durham. Read his obituary. Note that an incorrect funeral date is listed at the top of the obituary web page.

Condolences for a fallen Brother.

“My Brother has fallen, no, I dont know his name. Have not the same parents, still family all the same. He lives in this town, I live in another, it doesnt really matter ‘cause this man is my Brother”

For this Brother, his family and the Bull City’s Bravest. Rest in Peace Bro.
Oak Town Truckie - 03/02/10 - 21:13

rest in peace, MR. Roberts. you were a hero to the city of Durham and will be missed by all.
to the family, and his fellowfire fighters, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
charlie - 03/02/10 - 23:31

Thinkin about and praying for my fellow firefighters in durham thinkin about you here in New Bern
nbfrvollie - 03/03/10 - 08:26

I met Brad last week when I showed up at Engine 1 to ask some questions about an ad I was writing. Brad was outgoing, charismatic, adorable and full of life. I am so incredibly sad to find out about this accident. It’s amazing how someone can have a lasting effect on you, even after knowing them for just 30 minutes. My heart goes out to his friends and family.
Jen (Email) - 03/03/10 - 13:42

Thinking about you guys during this sad time; Jeff, K.W., George and the rest of his DFD family, and the entire Roberts family as well.
Silver - 03/03/10 - 14:19

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