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Gov. Gordon orders flags to half-staff to honor Cody resident, smokejumper

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Wyoming’s Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 11, 2021.

According to a statement from the Governor’s office, the order is in honor and memory of Cody resident and wildland firefighter Tim Hart.

Hart, a smokejumper from the West Yellowstone Smokejumper base in Montana, passed away June 2 from injuries sustained while responding to the Eicks Fire in Hildago County, New Mexico.

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Governor Gordon has issued a statement to accompany the announcement:

“Jennie and I send our deepest condolences to Tim’s family. We acknowledge the commitment of the men and women who fight fires wherever they are needed around the country, and we pray tragedies such as this one never occur. The loss of a firefighter impacts the entire community of firefighters and first responders, as well as the community in which they live. Wyoming grieves the loss of this fine individual and we are grateful for his service to the state and our country.”

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon