All Flags in Oregon at Half-Staff

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor John Kitzhaber ordered all flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen Oregon firefighter. John Hammack, 58, of Sisters died while fighting a wildfire in central Oregon on August 1. A tree fell on him and another firefighter while fighting a blaze near Mount Washington.       … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »