Jellico Rescue Squad hosts dedication to fallen first responders

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Jellico Rescue Squad held a memorial and dedication Saturday to honor all first responders, including one of their own.  

Captain John Bowlin passed away at 47-years-old in January of 2020 when a boom truck fell on top of him. At this ceremony, a new truck, named Rescue One, was dedicated to Bowlin, as well as all other first responders who have died in the line of duty.  

Jellico artist Kevin Tipton painted a mural on the side of the Jellico Rescue Squad building in Campbell County. This mural contains a painted plaque with the names of those who have lost their lives saving others. 

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