Michigan governor lowers flags to honor life of fire captain

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags on all public buildings and grounds and within the State Capitol Complex in the state to be lowered to half-staff this Friday, March 5, to honor the life and service of a fire captain who died earlier this week.

Madison Heights Fire Captain Jeffrey Brozich, 57, passed away from a medical emergency March 1 while on duty.

Captain Brozich was a 20-year veteran of the Madison Heights Fire Department and is survived by his wife, Lindsay, a Madison Heights police officer, and his children Brianna, Lucy, and Milo.

“By lowering the flags for Captain Brozich, we recognize and honor his 20 years of service at the Madison Heights Fire Department,” Governor Whitmer said. “Firefighters put their lives on the line each and every shift, and the entire state is grateful for Jeffrey’s dedication and bravery. My thoughts are with his loved ones and the Madison Heights community as they lay him to rest.”

Michigan residents, local governments, businesses, schools, and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff as well.

The flag honors coincide with Captain Brozich’s funeral and will return to full-staff on Saturday, March 6.

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