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.