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Governor Kitzhaber mourns the loss of fire crew member John Hammack

​(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today released the following statement on the passing of Central Oregon resident John Hammack, who was part of an emergency crew responding to wildfires burning outside of Sisters.
“My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family of John Hammack, who died on Thursday while bravely responding to a wildfire outside of Sisters. All across Oregon, thousands of men and women are doing difficult and dangerous work to protect their fellow citizens. This is a tough loss for Oregon, and with our state experiencing the most severe wildfire conditions in years, all first responders deserve our gratitude, our appreciation, and our support.”


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