One of the newest members of Polk County Fire Rescue was killed in crash on Interstate 4 in Davenport Saturday morning.
Fire officials announced that Brian Herr, 41, who started with the department as a firefighter/paramedic in March 2023, lost his life in the crash.
"Firefighter/Paramedic Herr was an outstanding member of this department. His teamwork and positive attitude shined tremendously during his short time with Polk County Fire Rescue. He will be greatly missed," the department shared.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 13 that Herr was trying to change lanes when his car came in contact with another vehicle. His vehicle left the road, ended up in the median and was engulfed in flames when deputies arrived.
Herr relocated from the Chicago area to join the department.
He leave behind two sons.