The City of Independence Fire Department is sad to share that Fire Equipment Operator Harold. E. “Gene” Eddins has passed away following an off-duty motor vehicle accident on Friday, Oct. 14.
FEO Eddins was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic in October of 2010. In his 12 years with the department, he also served as a Fire Inspector and was promoted to Fire Equipment Operator in 2020. His career included a commitment to public safety that spanned more than 30 years.
Details will be shared on funeral arrangements when available.