Purdum Volunteer Assist. Fire Chief Passes Away in Line of Duty

HALSEY–A firefighter has died while fighting the Bovee Fire. On Monday afternoon, KCNI/KBBN obtained a death notification release from Region 26 Emergency Management.

Mike Moody, 59 years of age, Purdum Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief; died in the line of duty as an active fire asset during the initial portions of the Bovee Fire that began at the Nebraska National Forest Sunday October 2, 2022.

Mike succumbed to a medical emergency while he was actively fighting the fire with the Purdum Volunteer Fire Department which he had served on for over 40 years; he has served as the Fire Chief previously and currently as the assistant Chief. Mike has always been an extremely active member of the Purdum Fire Department.

Mike was an active member in his community and known by first responders across the state. Mike was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a respected and well-loved member of his community.