Funeral service announced for retired Cambridge fire chief killed in Nebraska wildfire

A funeral service for John P. Trumble will be held at the Cambridge Public School Gym at 3 p.m.
John Trumble

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Retired Cambridge fire chief,  John P. (JP) Trumble, died Friday while volunteering as a spotter to help combat the raging wildfires in Red Willow, Furnas, and Frontier Counties.  On Friday, a funeral service for Trumble will be held at the Cambridge Public School Gym at 3 p.m.

On Monday, Kyle and Staci Trumble spoke with Channel 8’s Arianna Martinez about their dad and his passion for helping people.

“My dad loved helping people,” Kyle, John’s son, said. “He was always there to help. He, he just loved it. He was fire chief for 14 years, and he just, he absolutely loved being a fireman.”

The Trumble family is hurting but knows that they are not alone.

Multiple firefighters have been injured, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and many farmers have lost livestock throughout the wildfires.

“So it’s not just our family that’s hurting, but the entire community is hurting, and not just with the loss of Dad, but the loss of livestock and homes and property damage,” said Staci, John’s daughter.

 

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