LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An Okolona firefighter was remembered Sunday as his fellow firefighters dedicated their newest fire engine in his honor.

That engine honors Sergeant Jeffrey Kampschaefer, who died in December 2017 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 37-years-old.

Officials gave the truck the number 33, since Kampschaefer used to say the firefighters were the backbone of the community and the human spine has 33 vertebrae.

Okolona Fire Kampschaefer dedication
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