Jones honored by State Representative

Saturday, October 2, 2021
On Monday, former Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones was honored by State Rep. Mitch Boggs, R-LaRussell, with a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution recognizing Jonesí collective 41 years of service in the firefighting industry. The resolution noted Jonesí integral role in acquiring hazmat equipment, new trucks and establishing a second fire station in the city of Monett, as well as his work for then Local Emergency Planning Committees for both Lawrence and Barry counties. It also noted Jonesí efforts in keeping his personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in the department being the only one in the city without a COVID positive diagnosis. The resolution also spoke of his wife, Karen, and her love, support and devotion. The resolution ended with the One Hundred First General Assemblyís joint expression of appreciation for Jonesí four decades of unparalleled service and dedication to the citizenry of Barry and Lawrence counties. Members of the Monett Fire Department joined in the presentation of the resolution. Pictured, from right, are: Gage Brown, Lvi Pfitzner, Chief John Vincent, Jeff Ogle, State. Rep. Mitch Boggs, Lance Allcock, Tom Jones, Kyle Mahl, Brian Smith and Geoffery Brophy. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

On Monday, former Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones was honored by State Rep. Mitch Boggs, R-LaRussell, with a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution recognizing Jonesí collective 41 years of service in the firefighting industry.

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