They grew up together, so news of his death was especially hard.
In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. One of the first people they met when setting foot inside the department was Tony Grider.
"I was on that department roughly 18 years," Brad said. "We grew up there. That was all we knew."
Brad said he remembers the day he met Grider, seeing him standing on the apparatus floor.