In Honor of Mr. Marcus Kauffmanby Representative Richard Hudson
Posted on 2014-01-07
of north carolina
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Mr. HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Marcus
Kauffman, a young man who tragically lost his life after being shot by
home intruders on December 2nd of last year. He fought courageously to
survive for three weeks before succumbing to his injuries.
Marcus Kauffman, often called Marco by friends and loved ones, was an outstanding citizen. He selflessly served as a volunteer firefighter with the Scotch Irish Fire Department in Woodleaf, North Carolina. As a firefighter, Marco heroically put himself in harm's way and displayed immense dedication to the safety of others. We are fortunate to have brave men and women like Marco who dedicate and risk their lives as firemen for our well-being and security.
Marco's life was taken much too soon. He will be remembered for his extraordinary heroism and devotion to his family in the face of danger. I applaud Marco for his bravery, and I thank him for his heroic and selfless actions.
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kauffman was a proven leader in our community, but he was also a loving husband, a soon to be father, and a faithful friend to many. My wife Renee and I will continue to pray for the family and loved ones of Marco, including his wife Maryann and their unborn child. I hope that they find peace in this troubling time.