Second Memphis firefighter shot and killed within a month, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Fire officials confirmed that the victim shot and killed on Aug. 16 in Whitehaven was 31-year-old Courtney Anderson of the Memphis Fire Department.

This comes almost one month after Mack Bond, who served 21 years for MFD, was shot and killed.

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Anderson was shot in the 4100 block of Eastwind Dr. around 4:50 p.m. Aug. 16, according to a Memphis Police Department spokesperson.

Memphis Fire officials released a statement that said:

“Words cannot express our sorrow over the tragic off-duty death of one of our own, Firefighter Courtney Anderson assigned to Truck 17 B-Shift. Courtney began a promising career with the Memphis Fire Department on September 8, 2015, and he had worked extremely hard to live up to his pledge to serve and protect the citizens of Memphis. It was a pleasure to have Courtney on our team and he will be greatly missed. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his family, friends and his Memphis Fire Department brothers and sisters.” Sincerely, Gina Y. Sweat, Director of the Division of Fire Services

There is no suspect information.

According to Anderson’s family, he leaves behind a wife and a 3-year-old daughter.

Family held a vigil for him at Melrose High School Sunday afternoon.