Rep. Bost Pays Tribute to Fallen Christopher Firefighter

May 9, 2019

Southern Illinois Congressman Mike Bost honored fallen firefighter Kody Vanfossan of Christopher in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.

Rep. Bost’s Remarks (as prepared):

I rise today not only as a Member of Congress, but also as a former firefighter, to recognize Kody Vanfossan of Christopher, Illinois.  Kody, a 24-year old firefighter, passed away in the line of duty early Sunday morning.

Kody grew up around the fire station and comes from a family with a deep tradition of public service. His dad, Brent, is a captain on the Christopher force.

His grandfather is Christopher’s mayor and was a firefighter at the Valier Fire Department. Kody’s family instilled in him a passion for helping others, despite the risk. Now, his community will remember him as a hero.

Rest in peace, Kody.