Boy inducted as honorary Bowling Green Firefighter

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One local boy was recognized and dubbed the very first honorary firefighter for the Bowling Green Fire Department nearly two years after his death.

Cooper Waid was a teenager who volunteered his time with the fire department helping with Fill the Boot in the past.

Nearly two years ago, Cooper passed away after battling muscular dystrophy throughout his life.

His mother was given a plaque, a helmet, a flag and a coin to commemorate Cooper’s induction as an honorary firefighter for the city.

His mother, Tonia Waid, was moved to tears seeing the fire department surprise her with such an overwhelmingly thoughtful gift.

“He had so many things going wrong for him but he always smiled always had a good attitude always loved everybody never had a bad word to say about anybody just coming down here to the fire house he always loved it like he was proud just would always want to know how much money they raised he would say he was proud and surprised and he just couldn’t believe it he’d be smiling,” said Waid.

If you would like to donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, contact the Bowling Green Fire Department’s William Moore to find out how.