A Brevard County resident Braga, who is a firefighter in Osceola County was attacked while responding to a call in Kissimmee, FL.

From the Osceola Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office

Our men and women of Osceola County Fire Rescue anticipate risks while performing our jobs but it’s difficult for us to prepare for this.

Violence against First Responders has been on the rise, adding additional stress to our crews while trying to render aid. We are praying for our injured brother and his family during his recovery.

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Member of the Fire Rescue Team Station 62 Struck in the Head with an Ax by Assailant

Earlier today, fire rescue personnel from Station 62 were dispatched to a location in Kissimmee, FL for a call for service. The caller advised a woman was having trouble breathing. While administering treatment to the patient, the woman’s son exited the home with an ax in his hand and struck a member of the fire rescue team in the head. The victim is currently receiving treatment at Osceola County Regional Hospital and is in stable condition.

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The assailant is in custody. This is an active and ongoing investigation.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)

Braga is currently home, and recovering.

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