Cody & Casey the Fire Dogs
Eugene Springfield Fire Says Final Goodbye to Retired Fire Dog Cody
Majestic Kl’s Fire Code Inspector (Cody) started his fire service career in Yakima, WA and made his way to Eugene, OR ten years ago when his handler Amy Linder was hired as a Deputy Fire Marshal (or maybe we hired Cody and found something for Amy to do; the memory is a little fuzzy). Cody quickly became a hit! Teaching fire safety throughout Eugene and Springfield, Cody excelled in connecting with people of all ages and went on to become certified as a therapy and crisis response dog. He visited people and groups locally, and on occasion traveled to provide comfort to those impacted by tragedy, including the campus shooting at Northern Illinois University. Never one to stray far from his fire service heritage, Cody became the first elected four-legged member of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard. Providing comfort and support to family members, co-workers and friends of fallen firefighters in his unique way, with soft fuzzy ears to listen or scratch, and a spotted sense to wiggle his way into your heart. The lives he has touched are countless, and the legacy he leaves is immeasurable. He made his way to the rainbow bridge on Thursday, August 24th. He has left wonderful paw prints to follow for Fire Dog Casey and future Fire Dogs to come. He will be missed by many, though none more than now Assistant Fire Marshal Amy Linder and lil’ brother Fire Dog Casey. RIP buddy, we’ll take it from here!