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Bullitt County firefighter dies, funeral arrangements announced

Officials say 39-year-old Joseph Wright, who served with the Nichols Fire Protection District, passed away on Friday.
Credit: Jefferson County Fire

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — A Bullitt County firefighter who died in the line of duty will be laid to rest this week.

Officials said 39-year-old Joseph Wright, who served with the Nichols Fire Protection District, passed away on Friday.

Wright was hospitalized for a heart attack on Sept. 14 after fire service training and was hospitalized until his death.

He’d been with the department since 2015 and officials said he took numerous classes and trainings to better his fire safety knowledge.

Wright is survived by his wife and three children.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Family and friends can pay their respects on Monday, Oct. 4 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schoppenhorst, Underwood, and Brooks Funeral home located at 4895 N. Preston Highway in Shepherdsville.

There will be a visitation Tuesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Little Flock Baptist Church, located at 5510 N. Preston Highway in Shepherdsville.

The funeral service will follow the visitation.

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