The Illinois State Senate recently adopted a resolution honoring fallen Firefighter Tim Jansen of Bartelso. House Joint Resolution 74, sponsored by Senator Kyle McCarter in the Senate, was introduced by State Representative Charlie Meier and passed the Illinois House on April 7.
Meier said he is happy the Senate adopted the Resolution that will honor Jansen for giving his life while serving his community.
Tim Jansen was a resident of Bartelso where he lived with his wife, Brenda and their two daughters, Mackenna and Jenna. He was a 15-year veteran of the Santa Fe Fire Protection District for which he gave his life in the line of duty while fighting a fire in 2012.
If the Governor approves House Joint Resolution 74, it will designate the section of Illinois Route 161 between the intersection of Hanover Street in Germantown and the intersection of South B Street in Bartelso as Firefighter Tim Jansen Memorial Highway.