State Sen. Chapin Rose presented a Senate Certificate of Recognition to the family of Homer Fire Protection District Firefighter John “Mike” Cummins during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony May 8 in Springfield. The late John “Mike” Cummins was honored during the memorial, with his family also receiving the Line of Duty Death Award. This award is given to the family of a firefighter deceased in, or as a result of, the performance of their duty. Cindy Cummins, wife of Mike, and Brittany Warfel, daughter of Mike, were present to receive these honors. Cummins died in February after responding to a motor vehicle accident near Homer.
From left to right: Brittany Warfel (daughter of Mike Cummins), Cindy Cummins (wife of Mike Cummins), State Sen. Chapin Rose.