Funeral services held for fallen Bossier firefighter

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 for fallen Bossier firefighter, Jessie...
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 for fallen Bossier firefighter, Jessie Henry. He was killed in an on-duty accident while working on a firetruck.(KSLA)
Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 6:24 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 12:16 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - The ArkLaTex said its final farewell to a Bossier Parish first responder who was killed during an on-duty accident just two weeks ago.

South Bossier Fire District 2′s Jessie Henry, 28, was working on a fire truck tire when the tire exploded.

The viewing began at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport. Henry’s celebration of life service followed at 11 a.m.

Henry’s body was then taken in a procession to the burial site.

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To honor Henry’s memory, flags will fly at half-staff at state buildings in Bossier and Caddo parishes.

South Bossier Fire District 2 Chief of Training and Public Information Officer Gray Young says Henry will be included on the Louisiana Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Baton Rouge either in 2022 or 2023, depending on the family’s wishes.

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