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Fort Mitchell Fire Department Volunteer Lifetime Member, Gerald ‘Boggie” Bogenschutz dies

Fort Mitchell Fire Department Volunteer Lifetime Member Gerald L. “Boggie” Bogenschutz died today, the City of Fort Mitchell has announced.

Bogenschutz joined the Fort Mitchell Fire Department in August of 1968 after serving for a short period of time with the former Winston Park Volunteer Fire Department.

Gerald Bogenschutz

In 1974, realizing his talents and mechanical abilities, Firefighter Bogenschutz was bestowed the title of “Chief Mechanic,” at the rank of Marshal, where he remained until 1978, when he requested to return to the rank of Firefighter.

Bogenschutz remained in this position until 2018.

After 50 years of active dedicated volunteer service, he was asked along with four other volunteers to serve in a support function utilizing their many years of experience and talents.

“Today we lower our flag to honor Mr. Bogenschutz’s long and dedicated service to our fire department and this community. He will be greatly missed,” said Mayor Jude Hehman.

Firefighter Bogenschutz attended the Kentucky Firefighters annual Conference beginning in 1990 up to and including the 2018 Conference.

In 2006 Firefighter Bogenschutz was inducted into the Fort Mitchell Wall of Honor for his many years of dedicated service to the residents of Fort Mitchell.

For many years, he would be seen around the City at Christmas time, stringing lights to help make the City beautiful.

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