Albert Lea community to honor fallen firefighter Brett Boss

(ABC 6 News) – The community is encouraged to honor the late Lt. Brett Boss of Albert Lea Fire Rescue Saturday.

Boss, age 38, died Feb. 5 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

The funeral service for Lieutenant Brett Boss is set for 3 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 3402 Hoeger Lane, Albert Lea, with visitation at the church one hour prior.

According to the department, Brett’s service has been planned following Line of Duty Death protocols. The service will be a tribute to a true hero and is something the community is encouraged to see.

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Following the service, a processional of fire trucks and other vehicles will start at the church and end at the new fire station at 417 Newton Ave.

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Governor Tim Walz ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, in honor and remembrance of Lieutenant Brett Thomas Boss.

“Lieutenant Boss was a dedicated firefighter who was respected by his family, friends, and colleagues,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “With its deepest gratitude, the State of Minnesota recognizes Lieutenant Boss for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow Minnesotans, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and community.”

If you would like to watch Brett’s service, a live stream provided by Crossroads Church is below.