UPDATE: Mount Pleasant Texas Fire Department announced Monday that Captain Bragg’s funeral service will be held at Jefferson Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant on Thursday Oct. 27. Visitation starts at 10 a.m. and the service starts at 11 a.m., according to Mount Pleasant Fire Department.

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (KETK) – An East Texas Fire Department Captain died in an accident on Thursday night, according to authorities.

Robby Bragg served with the Mount Pleasant Fire Department for 28 years. He died in a “tragic accident” while visiting friends near Tyler.

“Captain Bragg was dedicated to serving and protecting the community and equally dedicated to the colleagues he led and worked beside with a big heart, incredible skill and expertise, and always, great courage,” said the city of Mount Pleasant.

Bragg was honored with the Life Saving Award in 2007 for saving a person from a burning structure.

“There are no words that can describe the impact of his loss upon our department and in our community,” said Larry McRae, the Mount Pleasant Fire Chief.