TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Tallahassee Fire Department stated that Captain Brenden Rudy was killed in an off-duty accident Saturday night.
"Captain Rudy was a family man, leader, and his loss will be felt deeply across our community," TFD stated in a post on Facebook. "He will be missed greatly. Please respect the privacy of his family during this time of grief."
Florida Highway Patrol reported the accident Saturday night, stating that a white GMC truck lost control and struck a tree near Owls Hollow Crest.
This is the second loss for the department in less than a year.
Public Information Officer Lieutenant Sarah Cooksey was killed in a motorcycle accident in October 2021.