Half-Staff Alert for October 1, 2015
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LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Oct. 1 within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings in honor of Casnovia Township firefighter Richard Crosby Sr., who died Saturday, Sept. 26.

Crosby’s death was a result of health complications that occurred after responding to a medical call with the department on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to help protect our communities. Richard dedicated much of his life to protecting the people of Casnovia,” Snyder said. “I thank him for his decades of service and send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and fellow firefighters.”

Crosby, of Grant, was a 44-year veteran firefighter with the Casnovia Township Fire Department. He also served as a Village of Casnovia trustee. Crosby was an active member of the Men’s Auxiliary VFW Post #4229, the Howard City Conservation Club, and was a supporter of local area boy scout troops for many years. Crosby was a Muskegon native.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at the Bailey Christian Church at 17635 Pearl St. in Bailey. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Friday, Oct. 2.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.






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