CLINTON — The name of a Clinton firefighter killed in the line of duty in January has been added to the Iowa Fire Fighters Memorial.
Clinton Fire Lt. Eric Hosette was honored Sunday during the 25th annual Iowa Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony. Hosette, who was killed Jan. 5 in a fire and blast at Clinton's Archer Daniels Midland plant, is one of 152 firefighters listed on the Iowa Fire Fighters Memorial who died in the line of duty.
The Iowa Fire Fighters Memorial is located north of Interstate 80 in Coralville. The memorial's mission is to honor, celebrate and inspire the spirit, courage, and service of Iowa firefighters of the past, present and future. The memorial park includes the memorial sculpture and wall, eternal flame and a visitor center.
Hosette started his career with the Camanche Fire Department as a volunteer. He joined the Clinton Fire Department on Sept. 17, 2006, and was promoted to lieutenant on Aug. 25, 2017. He was also the fire chief of the Charlotte Fire Department at the time of his death.
During Sunday's service, Iowa Professional Firefighters President Doug Neys and Iowa Firefighters Association President Jim Schutts presented a flag to Hosette's wife, Kelly. Members of the Clinton firefighters' union also were present at the ceremony, according to the Clinton Fire Department's Facebook page.