Dispatch Tapes Released in KC Shooting

The fire dispatch tapes have been released in the shooting death of an off-duty Kansas City firefighter on his wedding night following a dispute over cab fare.

Firefighter Anthony Bruno allegedly got into a dispute with a cab driver on December 1, 2013. A KC police officer, Donald Hubbard, was working a nearby detail and tried to intervene. Hubbard claims Bruno viciously assaulted him, beating so badly he feared he would pass out, prompting him to fatally shoot the newlywed.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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