Dwain Sterling Bradshaw • November 6, 2019

Dwain Sterling Bradshaw, age 41, of Pensacola, Florida lost his life in the line of duty in
the early morning hours of Wednesday morning November 6, 2019. Bradshaw was loved
by many and will be greatly missed. Bradshaw was a career firefighter for NAS
Pensacola as well as a volunteer District Fire Chief at Escambia County Fire Rescue
Station #1 in Bellview and the assistant District Fire Chief #2 in Beulah. He was also an
Air Force veteran that just returned from his second tour in the Middle East. Bradshaw
was a loving husband, devoted father and a faithful friend to all who knew him. He
loved his family and friends deeply. He enjoyed singing karaoke, spending time on his
boat, fishing, and motorcycle rides with the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club.
Survived by his beloved wife, Christine Bradshaw; two daughters, Baliegh Webb and
Chloe Jordan; parents, Dwain and Kathy Bradshaw; paternal grandparents, Robert and
Joan Bradshaw; maternal grandparents, Jesse and Allie Margaret Stagner; sisters,
Susan Pope, Becky Dunn, Debbie Bradshaw; brother, Adam Bradshaw (Jessica); four
nieces and five nephews; father and mother-in-law, Creighton and Mary Jordan;
brother-in-law, Brandon Jordan (Michelle); sister-in-law, Olivia Jordan; and
grandparents by marriage, Julius and Hilda Jordan and Betty Matheny as well as many
other family members and dear friends.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 with visitation
one hour prior to the service at Hillcrest Baptist Church 800 E. Nine Mile Road,
Pensacola, Florida. Pastor Jim Locke will be officiating. A military burial with honors
will follow in Pensacola Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made for the family to the Dwain Bradshaw Go Fund Me page. The family is
incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love from all the first responders and medical
personnel, all the Fire Departments (Navy, Federal, County), Escambia County, the Air
Force, and many others from the community. While we cannot always understand
God’s ways, we trust that He is a good and faithful God and that He will sustain and
provide for our family during this incredibly difficult time.

  1. Paul Womack says:

    Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service to community and country.
    Paul and Delana Womack

  2. Creighton Jordan says:

    I love you Dwain and I miss you very much! You were more than a son-in-law. You were my friend. I enjoyed every minute with you…Fishing,Hunting, Boating and the Karaoke parties in my back yard. Your life was cut way to short. The flickering fire light bulbs on the front porch are still on for you.

  3. Vivian Stockwell says:

    So many early memories included you and your family. I remember being the little pest that y’all couldn’t get rid of, following y’all around, trying to do everything y’all did (even if y’all did convince me to eat mud pie once!) and getting in trouble for tattling when I’d (of course) be the one to get caught.
    I’m so grateful to have reconnected on Facebook, and to have gotten to know the adult you and your amazing wife. I wish we’d reconnected before I moved away, it would have been fun to hang out and be adult idiots (NOT eating mud pies, but maybe drink a mud slide or six) You were a wonderful man, and I have loved seeing your dedication to your family and friends, our country, and your career.
    I am so sorry for everyone’s loss.

  4. Debra Land says:

    I have you known you for many yrs. You were a great friend, husband, father, brother, sonin law than anyone can ask for. Dwain you are my hero and everyone else’s. Thank you for your services for which you have done for our country and county with your love, inspiration and your generosity. Love and miss you always and forever….you will never be forgotten.

  5. danna says:

    Dwain was an extraordinary man. There are many in the community who will deeply mourn his passing as his was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. May he rest in peace and God bless his family during this time of loss.

  6. Karl Brandon Schlotfeldt says:

    Dwain let me say it was a honor to call you Brother. Many of fire calls and classes. Thank you for the time you put into the classes to make us better in our trade. Your legacy will be carried on in the young Firefighters you trained. Until we see each other again sir you will NEVER be forgotten. GOD BLESS

  7. Gary Roberts says:

    R.I.P and may the good Lord keep you always by his side. Thank you for your service. You shall never be forgotten. USAG-KA Fire Rescue

  8. Susan Pope (oldest sister) says:

    Dwain, I love and miss you. The hole you have left in my heart hurts so bad.i know you died doing what you loved with the people you loved and for the community you loved. You are greatly loved and missed by all

  9. Jewell McKenney says:

    Dwain was the most positive person I’ve ever met. He never had a negative bone in his body and would help anyone in need. He was far from selfish. I’m so thankful for every minute I got to spend growing up with him. He was there anytime I needed him. I’ll miss him forever. I love you uncle Dwain, rest easy.

  10. Brent Stewart says:

    Rest in Peace. I got to see Dwain here in Iraq a few weeks ago he brought back a lot of memories from working at Navy Fire he will be missed.

  11. Glenn Rothe says:


  12. Patrick Ozment says:


    I didn’t know you personally, but I know your shining reputation among other Firefighters in general. And, I know you were a fellow Firefighter and my Brother!

    I also know this prayer is the code you lived by. It’s called ‘The Fireman’s Prayer’.

    When I am called to duty, God
    Wherever flames may rage
    Give me strength to save a life
    Whatever be its age.

    Let me embrace a little child
    Before it is too late
    Or save an older person from
    The horror of that fate.

    Enable me to be alert
    And hear the weakest shout,
    and quickly and efficiently
    To put the fire out.

    I want to fill my calling
    To give the best in me,
    To guard my friend and neighbor
    And protect their property.

    And, if, according to your will,
    While on duty I must answer death’s call;
    Bless with your protecting hand
    My family, one and all.

    Rest in Peace my Brother, your work here on Earth is done, and you did a great job.

    Patrick (Pat) Ozment
    F&ESGC District Fire Chief/EMT (Retired)

  13. Christine Bradshaw says:

    I haven’t commented because I’m just still distrought! This is something I will NEVER get well from. I’ve been through many things in my life, many bad things, but this is the worst of all. This man is the most amazing man I have ever met, in my entire life, and I am so glad he chose to be with me! He’s helped me be the person I am now. I don’t know how to live without him! I don’t want to live without him! This pain is the most excruciating pain I’ve ever been in in my life. I love Dwain like I’ve never loved before and he proved time and time again how much he loves me! He’s looking down on me now, and I am going to make him proud!

  14. Becky Dunn (Bradshaw) Middle Sister says:

    I am so proud of who you have become.
    I am hurting so bad.This was so unexpected.
    You were my blood. Losing a sibling is the worse pain I have felt this far in life. I believe all 5 of our hearts are connected in some way. I have an empty spot where you belong in my heart. We are taking this day by day, it is very hard.
    We all love you so very much. I know you are here watching over us. I love you Big Bro, Bubbs, Bubba ❤ Always and Forever, until we meet again.

  15. Ed Villar, Pensacola says:

    Sending my deepest and heartfelt sympathy. Ironically, nearly the EXACT accident happened to my Uncle in 1978. So many things are akin to our experience. My Uncle was 42 years old and his was was named Christine. I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. Prayers to Dwain’s family, friends and co-workers.

  16. Baliegh Webb says:

    I’m so proud of who you are, and the example you set for me. I wish to follow in your footsteps. Losing a father is painful but the thing is i didn’t lose you i just said goodbye for a little while. You’ll always be in my heart. You were not only the best father but you were my best friend. You will be missed by thousands but most of all by me. LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I PROMISE I WILL MAKE YOU PROUD!!!

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