Governor LePage Orders State of Maine Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Boston Firefighters

April 2, 2014

For Immediate Release:Wednesday, April 2
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – In honor of the two Boston firefighters who died last week, Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered the lowering of State of Maine flags on all public buildings and grounds to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 3.

Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. of West Roxbury and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy of Hyde Park were killed on Wednesday, March 26 while battling a wind-stoked fire on Beacon Street in Boston.

“On behalf of all Mainers, our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out the families of Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy, as well as their fellow firefighters on the Boston Fire Department,” said Governor LePage. “We grieve with the families of these brave firemen and recognize those who dedicate themselves to protecting and safeguarding Americans every day.”