(Idaho Governor’s Office Press Release, September 23, 2020)
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued the following statement today:
“Tragically, a firefighter died when the single engine air tanker he was flying crashed during initial attack operations on the Schill Fire near Emmett Tuesday. Our hearts are heavy. The death of a firefighter is felt deeply and emotionally in the firefighting community. Pray for comfort for the pilot’s family and colleagues, and please do your part to prevent needless wildfires. I am ordering American flags and State of Idaho flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the brave firefighter who lost his life protecting others.”
The Governor’s Flag Directive reads as follows:
Please be advised that flags should be lowered to half-staff starting Thursday, September 24, 2020, for the death of Ricky Fulton, a firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty.
The flags will be at half-staff Thursday, September 24, 2020, until the day following the memorial service, per Idaho Code 67-820.
Once that date has been established, we will send out another notification.
American flags and State of Idaho flags shall be flown at half-staff from Thursday, September 24, 2020, until the day following the memorial service.