Flags to be lowered Saturday, August 31, 2013
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 31, 2013, in honor of Oscar Montano-Garcia of Medford.
“Oscar Montano-Garcia passed away while working the Nabob Fire just south of Applegate Lake,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “He was a crew foreman, with a long history of both working in and enjoying Oregon’s forests. This was a difficult fire in challenging terrain, and we are saddened by this difficult loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and I urge all Oregonians to take a moment to remember Oscar, his dedication to public safety, and his sacrifice.”
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324