Barrier-Breaking Former Firefighter Laid To Rest In Lexington

Barrier-Breaking Former Firefighter Laid To Rest In Lexington

Captain James Best was laid to rest this afternoon in Lexington Cemetery after a service at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.
Family and friends remembered a firefighter who broke the color barrier in Lexington.

Captain James Best was laid to rest this afternoon in Lexington Cemetary after a service at Historic Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church.

Best was the first African-American to become an officer in Lexington's fire department.

He joined in 1970 and was known for his safety presentations in schools and for developing a show called "In Case of Fire" that aired on G3TV.

Best was 68 years old when her died.
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