Today, Governor Eric Greitens ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in St. Louis City & St. Louis County be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 3rd, in honor of Fire Captain Arthur Ricks, of the St. Louis Fire Department.
Recently retired, Captain Ricks passed away on March 30th at the age of 53. Governor Greitens released the following statement, “Art Ricks dedicated more than 25 years of his life to protecting the people of Missouri and his fellow brothers & sisters in the Fire Service. He served across every neighborhood in St. Louis as both a member and officer of a special operations rescue company. He mentored a new generation of firefighters by serving as an instructor for several academy classes. We are grateful for his service, deeply saddened by this loss, and praying for his family and fellow firefighters.”
Under Governor Greitens order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in those counties will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on April 3, 2017. Governor Greitens also issued a proclamation, which can be seen here.