Gov. Nixon Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighter
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that all United States and State of Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at all state government buildings in Boone County on Thursday, Feb. 27 to honor Lt. Bruce Britt of the Columbia Fire Department.
Lt. Britt, 48, died Saturday while helping residents at the University Village Apartments after a structural collapse. He was a member of the Columbia Fire Department for more than 23 years.
Under Gov. Nixon's order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in Boone County will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Feb. 27, the day the funeral services for Lt. Britt will take place.