Klobuchar honors late Albert Lea firefighter Brett Boss
(ABC 6 News) – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar presented Danielle Boss, wife of late firefighter Brett Boss, with a Statement for the Congressional Record honoring Brett’s life and service to the Albert Lea community. Klobuchar will also be joined by Albert Lea Fire Department Chief Jeff Laskowske.
Brett served for 17 years as a firefighter, working as an EMT, a hazmat technician, a fire investigator, and a firefighter instructor. He passed away in February at the age of 38 after a decade-long battle with stage 4 Ewing’s Sarcoma.
Following an alarming string of cancer cases among firefighters in Albert Lea and Austin, Brett played a key role in passing state legislation to secure funding for equipment to keep firefighters safe from carcinogens and a grant program for firefighters living with cancer or heart disease. In 2018, Klobuchar and Brett held an event in support of legislation to create a national firefighter cancer registry, which was signed into law just days later.