COLUMBIA, Missouri- Missouri Task Force 1 has announced the the line-of-duty death of Dr. Chris Bosche, a September 11th responder. Dr. Bosche died from an illness contracted during his response to the World Trade Center following the terrorist attacks. He passed away on September 12th.

The Bosche family.

A member of the task force for many years, Dr. Bosche left the comfort and safety of the Emergency Department multiple times to go into harm’s way in response to natural and man-made disasters — including Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina as well as to Ground Zero, the agency said.

Dr. Bosche responding at the WTC

Before medical school, Dr. Bosche served as a firefighter. As an emergency physician and member of the task force, he was able to take his passion for helping others to the highest level. He served as medical director for multiple EMS agencies and is widely known for his work in emergency services and disaster response. During his three year battle with cancer, messages of support were sent by emergency services personnel from around the world.

He is survived by his  wife, Amy, and their two young children, Jennifer and Jake.

Bosche assisting Hurricane Katrina victims

 

All photos via www.supportingheroes.org