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Covid Claims the Life of Retired Bend Fire Captain

Bend Fire & Rescue is mourning the loss of one of their own to Covid-19.  Captain Pete Ribble spent 28 years with the department before retiring in 2001.  Ribble had a passion for teaching.  He spent 7 years teaching at COCC where he was instrumental in starting their fire science program, and was instrumental in creating many of the fire training programs the department’s still using today.  Ribble was diagnosed with Covid on Thanksgiving, and died from complications tied to the virus last Sunday.

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