In accordance with Executive Order #20-30, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Sunday, November 21, 2021 in honor of Baxter Springs Firefighter Lt. Malachi Brown. 

Lt. Brown was injured while battling a structure fire on October 15, 2021, and succumbed to his injuries on November 10, 2021. 

“My thoughts are with Lt. Brown’s wife, children, loved ones, and the entire Baxter Springs community during this incredibly difficult time,” Governor Kelly said. “Lt. Brown lived in service to his community – and lost his life supporting his fellow firefighters. His bravery and compassion will not be forgotten.” 

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