Brody Kincaid Larry announced as Honorary Fire and Police Chief of Vicksburg

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Brody Kincaid Larry was remembered and honored at the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting on Tuesday and recognized as Honorary Fire Chief and Police Chief in Vicksburg.

Mayor George Flaggs took time during the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting to recognize the local legend and hero that touched many lives within the community.

Brody was fighting a battle with a very rare and aggressive form of brain cancer, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, since August of 2020. He died on Jan. 17, surrounded by friends and family.

On Saturday, family and friends gathered to release red, white and blue balloons to celebrate his life. Brody’s favorite hero, Spiderman, was even seen floating into the distance.

“He wanted to be – at eight years old – he wanted to be a policeman or a fireman,” stated Mayor George Flaggs. “That is phenomenal, for a kid at eight to know enough about life, that he knows what profession he wanted to choose.”

Flaggs went on to state that Brody was taken far too soon, but lived a full life, “For you to know what you want to be, at eight-years-old, that is as full as it gets.”

Flaggs then wanted to take the time to honor him and what he stood for in life.

“I wanted to do something special,” said Flaggs. “So I thought the Board of Mayor and Alderman – what we ought to do is to honor him and honor his wishes, and probably a command of his, to make him Honorary Fire Chief and Police Chief in Vicksburg.”

Flaggs then presented and read the proclamation on behalf of the Board, which was affixed with the City of Vicksburg seal and declared Brody as Honorary Fire and Police Chief. The proclamation was then presented to the family.