Gov: Flags to half-staff for fallen Ore. firefighter
John Percin Jr. one of 19 Hotshots killed in Oregon
Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday in honor of John Percin, Jr.
“John Percin, Jr., was a graduate of West Linn High School and a member of one of the country's distinguished hotshot fire crews,” said Governor Kitzhaber.
“He gave his life fighting a destructive fire in Arizona, along with 18 other men performing critical but dangerous work to protect people, property, and natural resources.
"My thoughts are with his family and friends, and I urge all Oregonians to take a moment to remember John, his bravery, and his noble sacrifice.”
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