The IAFF extends it deepest sympathies to family and friends of Lieutenant Brian R. Conner, 32, of Baltimore Fire Officers Association Local 964. Conner died in Al Taji, Iraq on October 13 while serving with the Maryland Army National Guard.
Conner and two other members of the 243rd Infantry Division were conducting convoy operations when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer accidentally struck the rear of the vehicle they were in, starting a fire and causing ammunition to detonate.
Conner joined the Baltimore Fire Department in 1993 as a fire fighter recruit with Truck Company 9. He was an emergency vehicle driver before his promotion to lieutenant. Conner is survived by a daughter, Adrianna, 10, and his mother.