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Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen firefighter, Eric Hosette

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, January 11th, 2019 until sunset on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in honor and remembrance of firefighter Eric Hosette who died in the line of duty in Clinton, IA on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

Read Gov. Reynolds’ statement on the passing of Eric Hosette below:

This past weekend in Clinton, we lost a courageous firefighter who served with valor and distinction.  As a first responder, Eric put everything on the line to help his community.  We will always remember his sacrifice and the outstanding example of service he left to all Iowans. My prayers go out to his family, friends, and community during this extremely difficult time. 

Read Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg’s statement on the passing of Eric Hosette below:

We are keeping the Hosette family as well as the entire Clinton community in our prayers during this very unfortunate time. While there is incredible sorrow for the loss of Eric Hosette, there will always be incredible gratitude for his service and that of firefighters across the state of Iowa. 

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