City Facilities to Fly Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters
Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has directed flags at City facilities be lowered to half-staff from Friday, August 21st through Monday, August 24th, to mourn the loss of three firefighters near Twisp, WA.
Richard Wheeler, Andrew Zajac, and Tom Zbyszewski died in the line of duty while battling a fast moving wildfire near Twisp, a fourth firefighter, Richard Lyon, was critically injured and remains hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
"These brave young men answered the call to serve and protect their community and paid the ultimate price, while we may be far away, we hold them and all those who loved them close to our hearts," said Mayor Gregerson. "This tragedy also reminds us to be grateful for the brave women and men of the Mukilteo Fire Department for their dedication in protecting our community."