Governor Eric Greitens ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in St. Louis County be flown at half-staff on Monday, (Sept. 18) in honor of Dr. Christopher J. Bosche, medical director of the Mehlville Fire Protection District and a medical team manager of Missouri Task Force 1.
On Sept. 12, after a valiant battle, Dr. Bosche, age 44, succumbed to cancer linked to his service in New York following the 9/11 attacks. Dr. Bosche served in New York as a member of the Ohio 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. As a member of Missouri Task Force 1, Dr. Bosche’s deployments included responding to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Joplin Tornado in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Governor Greitens released the following statement, “Chris Bosche dedicated his life to saving others—both as an emergency room physician and through his more than 20 years of medical work with the fire service. We are tremendously grateful for dedicated lifesavers like Chris who sacrifice so much to serve their fellow citizens.”
Under Governor Greitens’ order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in St. Louis County will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sept. 18, 2017, the day the funeral services for Dr. Bosche will take place.