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Flags to be lowered Monday to honor South Haven firefighter

Allen Fischer died on Jan. 10 due to complications from a medical condition obtained during line of duty service.

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, Jan. 31, in honor and remembrance of Firefighter Allen Fischer.

"Firefighter Fischer was a dedicated firefighter who was respected by his family, friends, and colleagues,” reads the proclamation issued by Walz. “With its deepest gratitude, the State of Minnesota recognizes Firefighter Fischer for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow Minnesotans, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and community.”

Fischer died on Jan. 10 due to complications from a medical condition obtained during line of duty service. He dedicated 42 years of service as a firefighter with the South Haven Fire and Rescue Department. Fischer is survived by his wife and seven children.

At the direction of the governor, Minnesota flies its flags at half-staff following the death of Minnesota first responders fallen in the line of duty. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.

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