Flags to be lowered Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in honor of Firefighter John Percin, Jr.
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 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.”
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324