Flags to be lowered Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in honor of Fire Crew Member John Hammack
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, in honor of John Hammack.
“John Hammack was an experienced logger performing critical work on a fire in Central Oregon,” Governor Kitzhaber said. “He was also a talented rodeo competitor and beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend. His loss is felt by everyone who knew him and by those of us learning about his sacrifice on the front lines of fighting Oregon wildfires. I send my deep condolences to his family and friends, and I urge all Oregonians to join me in honoring John and his service to Oregon.”
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324