Flags ordered at half-staff on Friday to honor Wisconsin fire inspector who died due to COVID

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of former Wisconsin Fire Inspector Jerald Tomlinson Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. 

David Jerald Tomlinson passed away on Dec. 6, 2020 after contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

“Fire Inspector Tomlinson served his community as a volunteer firefighter for 31 years, and most recently served as a Fire Inspector. Before that, he contributed to his community by working for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years and as a fixture in local youth sports,” said Gov. Evers. “We are thankful for his years of service, and our thoughts are with Fire Inspector Tomlinson’s family, friends, and the Poynette-Dekorra Fire Department.”

A private family service will be held on February 12. Executive Order #107 is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, and is available HERE

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