Half-Staff Alert for May 14-17, 2016
For Vermont Only

Montpelier - May 12, 2016 - Gov. Peter Shumlin has ordered flags around Vermont to fly at half staff in honor of Steven L. Lapierre, a longtime firefighter and fire warden who passed away in the line of duty last week. The Vermont flag will be lowered Saturday at sunrise and will return to full staff Tuesday at sunrise. The Governor will attend calling hours for Mr. Lapierre on Friday in St. Albans. Gov. Shumlin issued the following statement.

"My thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr. Lapierre at this difficult time. His long and distinguished history of service to his community and state should serve as an example to all of us. I know the tight-knit community of firefighters and first responders, of which Mr. Lapierre was such an integral part, is especially touched by this loss. At a time like this, Vermonters are reminded of the sacrifice that firefighters, first responders, and others make to keep us safe. On behalf of Vermonters, I thank them all for their service and express my condolences for this loss."

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