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Bryant Gladney

Assistant Chief

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, Assistant Chief Bryant Gladney was at the scene of a vehicle accident on Interstate 70. A westbound tractor-trailer hit his staff SUV at high speed before hitting a University Hospital ambulance and the vehicle involved in the original crash. Assistant Chief Gladney was extricated and rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 


Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

Boone County Fire Protection District
2201 I-70 Drive NW
Columbia, Missouri 65201

Chief: Scott Olson

Age: 58
Rank: Assistant Chief
Classification: Career
Incident date: December 22, 2021 4:33 a.m.
Date of death: December 22, 2021
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Incident Command
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: December 23, 2021