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Firefighter, cop with SH ties honored in Lebanon


May 15, 2019

Lebanon Fire District Lt. Brett Kibble and Firefighter Casey Topp, along with Lebanon Police Officer Justin McCubbins, received the Medal of Valor May 2 at the annual Oregon Fire Chiefs Association Conference in Redmond.

McCubbins is a former Sweet Home Police officer and Topp is a a former Sweet Home resident volunteer.

According to Lebanon Fire Chief Gordon Sletmoe, in the early morning hours of Sept. 16, 2018, Kibble and Topp responded with an LFD engine a report of small fire on the porch of an occupied apartment building.

Upon arrival, Kibble reported an apartment building with fire...

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