This foundation was created by Lt. Mark P. Kakert’s daughters: Melissa Kakert-Mussmann, Caitlin Kakert, and Laura Kakert to carry on their father’s legacy and love for his community. Lt. Kakert was known in the community for his passion and endless efforts when it came to fire prevention and education.

Close friend and former co-worker, Brian Jacobsen wrote, “Mark’s death has not only left a huge void with his family, but the greater Davenport community as a whole. His work in Public Safety Prevention and his love for mankind cannot go unnoticed. Mark’s work with Injury Prevention, Child Passenger Safety, Operation Prom Night, his extensive love for Fire Prevention showed the community and the State of Iowa that lives could be saved through prevention efforts. He impacted the lives of countless people, keeping them safe through his unstoppable passion.” Lt. Kakert was involved in so much that not all can be listed, however, this foundation hopes to continue to his work of bringing fire safety and awareness.


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