The Bridgewater, Virginia community is mourning the sudden loss of one of its own. Charles Armentrout, a firefighter and life member of the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department, tragically passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
Charles, fondly known as Charlie, dedicated his life to public service, bravely combating fires and assisting his community in emergency situations. His sudden passing has left colleagues and the community at large in deep sorrow. The Broadway Volunteer Fire Department confirmed his death, expressing their profound sadness at the loss of such an integral member of their team.
Armentrout’s work extended beyond fighting fires. He was also a mentor to many in the fire department community, providing guidance and support to those who followed in his footsteps. His impact on the department was immense, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of firefighters.
In addition to his role as a firefighter, Charlie was a cherished member of his community. His sudden death has left a void that will be hard to fill. The community of Bridgewater, VA, and indeed the entire firefighting fraternity, has lost a brave and committed servant.
Our hearts go out to Charles Armentrout’s family, friends, and fellow firefighters during this difficult time. His memory will live on in the countless lives he touched and the community he served so faithfully.