Flags to be Lowered for Firefighter

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon fallen fire-crew member will be honored Tuesday.

Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of John Hammack.

Hammack was killed while fighting a fire in central Oregon, when a tree fell on him and another firefighter.

The governor also issued a statement sending his condolences to Hammack’s friends and family.

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