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Flags ordered to half-staff statewide for Clinton firefighter

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) – Governor Kim Reynolds ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from Friday, January 11th through Sunday, January 13th in honor of fallen Clinton firefighter Lt. Eric Hosette.

Hosette died in the line of duty on January 5th, 2019.

Flags will be flown at half-staff in the capitol and all public buildings 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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Taylor Vessel

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