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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Forester/Wildland Firefighter
Age: 28
Year of Death: 2023

Cody John Mullens

Cody John Mullens was born in Summersville, West Virginia, to John and Debbie Mullens. Cody was dedicated to his job as a forester and was heard by many people saying, “It was the best job I ever had.” He made it his mission to protect the forests and wildlife and to educate everyone on their importance.

In 2019, he was a first-generation college graduate with two degrees from Glenville State College. He obtained an Associate of Science in forestry and a Bachelor of Science degree. Shortly after college, he attained his goal of having a job he loved. Being in the forest, educating others, and being Smokey Bear put a big smile on his face every day. Traveling all the way to California with his buddies to fight wildfires was a dream come true for him.

Cody loved his family. To his dad, his mamma, and his little sister, Emily, he was deeply loved back. Cody was a loving and devoted family man. He was building a life with his fiancée, Brittany, and little girl, Hazel. There were so many good things yet to happen in Cody’s life.

Cody loved to hunt and fish. He caught a record-making trout and had a smile for weeks. He had a love for Transformers since he was a little boy and had a big collection. Cody is remembered for his massive hugs by all. He never left a family gathering without everyone getting one. He had a great sense of humor, and that little smile would light up the world.

For Cody’s family, being proud of him was never hard. Missing him every day breaks our hearts. We grieve because we love. We were so very lucky to have experienced that love with our Cody.

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