MCLEANSBORO FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE AWARD AT FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

SPRINGFIELD – Firefighters from all across Illinois remembered their fallen Tuesday at the Annual Memorial Ceremony in Springfield. Kim Howard has more. 

Firefighters form the McLeansboro Fire Department were among four units honored Tuesday with a Unit Citation Award at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Springfield.

The award is for an act of service in the line of duty demonstrating excellence, teamwork and professionalism in service to the citizens of the state of Illinois.

They are Firefighter/Police Officer Mathew Bryson, Firefighter Lukas Dale, Assistant Chief Jim Morris, Firefighter Walter Rexing and Firefighter Nathan Taylor.

The unit received the award for their response to a house fire in McLeansboro last year.

State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) with members from the McLeansboro Fire Department Tuesday at the annual Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Springfield. / Photo: State Rep. Patrick Windhorst Facebook page