FireFighter Shane King, 29, a firefighter since age 16, died Saturday, February 3, 2007. Shane was returning home from department-mandated EMT training near Hustonville when his personal vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an oncoming semi-tractor trailer head-on.
Shane started his career in the fire service at age 16 with the Boyle County Volunteer Fire Department. He was a part-time member of the Danville Fire Department for a year and a half, being decorated like the 2005 Part-Time Firefighter of the Year. On January 4, 2007, he was hired full-time by the Danville Fire Department.