Flags To Be At Half-Staff To Honor SD Firefighters
by Associated Press
October 06, 2011 8:55 AM
Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff on Sunday in honor of two firefighters who died in a recent blaze at the Sunset Hutterite Colony.
Twenty-two-year-old William Waldner and 20-year-old Jacob Waldner died Sept. 15 while extinguishing a coal bin fire at the colony near Britton. Jacob Waldner's father, Jack, was injured. The firefighters were on top of a building when an explosion blew off the roof and a wall. The cause wasn't immediately determined.
Sunday is the annual South Dakota Firefighters Association's Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Pierre.