Flags to be lowered Saturday, Aug. 10, in honor of the falllen firefighter
(SALEM, OR) - Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Aug. 10, in honor of Jesse Trader.
"After graduating from West Albany High School in 2012, Jesse Trader was well on his way to becoming a professional firefighter," said Governor Kitzhaber. "In addition to going to school to study fire science, Jesse had recently started working on the Big Windy Fire in Southern Oregon. We are humbled by his commitment to public service, and we are saddened by the tragic circumstances that took him far too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and I urge all Oregonians to take a moment to remember Jesse, his dedication to public safety, and his sacrifice."