Raleigh Fire Department • Line of Duty Death: March 17, 2021
Raleigh Fire Department Brent Upton lost his life in the line of duty on March 17, 2021 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Upton served with the Raleigh Fire Department for over 12 years. He served with the Hazmat team and rose to the rank of lieutenant. After six months of chemotherapy, Upton chose to medically retire
Of the many calls Upton responded to, he was the most proud of the two code saves he was a part of. He was 38 years of age at the time of his death.
Upton is survived by his wife, Catherine, and their daughter.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage held on the Upton family’s home.