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Missouri Gov. Parson orders flags at half-staff for fallen firefighter

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 15:35:35-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — All U.S. and Missouri state flags will be flown at half-staff Saturday to honor an area firefighter killed in the line of duty.

On Thursday, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday, Jan. 11 in remembrance of West Peculiar firefighter Chuck McCormick.

McCormick died on Sunday, Jan. 5 while battling a fire in rural Peculiar.

Saturday also marks the date when the community will gather for a memorial service in remembrance of McCormick.

Several organizations have rallied to support McCormick’s family.