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Half-staff flags: Firefighter Recruit Cristian Medrano

United States and Illinois flags half-staff Wednesday through Friday

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of:

  • 27-year-old Firefighter Recruit Cristian Medrano, 27, of the Aurora Fire Department who died in the line of duty on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel from:

  • Sunrise on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to sundown on Friday, May 24, 2024

More information:

Office of the Illinois Governor
Office of the Illinois Governor
One of the duties of the Office of the ​Governor is to announce the lowering of flags to half-staff for every Illinois member of the armed forces, police force, fire service, and other groups covered by the Act killed in the line of duty. The Lansing Journal receives news releases regarding these occasions and republishes them for our community. We also publish other state news from the Governor's Office that impacts or interests our community.