Search warrants issued in connection to missing Nashville firefighter

(Fox 17 News)

Crews spent their fourth day searching for a missing Nashville firefighter with no sign of him as of Friday night.

Jesse Reed's friends and co-workers at the Nashville Fire Department are having a difficult time as their firefighter brother has been missing since Tuesday morning.

The Humphreys County Sheriff's Office said they are executing search warrants on Friday night in Cheatham County and Humphreys County related to Reed's disappearance. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, HCSO and Cheatham County Sheriff's Office are all investigating.

Sheriff Davis said it would be irresponsible not to exhaust all resources and efforts, but he has no evidence that Reed is not in the water.

Prior to his disappearance, Reed has been risking his life to save strangers with the NFD. The brave work can be seen on his department performance evaluations, which say “Firefighter Reed performs his duties with exceptional professionalism” and that he “continues to impress and work well with peers.”

Reed disappeared Tuesday morning when investigators say his truck went into the Tennessee River in Humphreys County. His truck was found submerged 10 feet underwater. Detectives said it’s strange that the truck windows were rolled down, which would make the truck sink faster.

The Humphreys Co Sheriff’s Office said they found Reed’s wife alive in a ditch near where her husband’s truck went into the water.

A Pegram neighbor of the Reeds said his wife is a Cheatham County EMT.

The Nashville Fire Department says dive teams continue to search the Tennessee River for Reed, deploying underwater sonar, drones, helicopters, and underwater rovers. The Hendersonville Fire Department sent four divers to help in the search.

Jeff Webb, senior firefighter and diver, said middle Tennessee waterways make the process very difficult.

“The currents play a big part, and with all the rains that we've had here lately it makes it even worse,” Webb said. “My prayers go out to the family. Not just because he's a firefighter but anybody in this situation there needs to be some closure. They'll stay down there until they've exhausted every last effort.”

Fox 17 News talked to neighbors of the couple, but none felt comfortable being interviewed on camera.

The Nashville Fire Department asked that people pray with them as they continue to search for firefighter Reed. Crews will resume the search on Saturday morning.

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