Gov. Ricketts orders flags to fly at half-staff in honor of fallen fire chief

Chief Krull

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff all day on Wednesday to honor the passing of Elwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darren Krull.

“Susanne and I were heartbroken to receive news of the passing of Fire Chief Krull,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Our prayers go out to his family and community as they mourn his loss.  The bravery shown by Fire Chief Krull exemplifies the selfless service that makes our state great.  As we reflect on his heroic sacrifice, we’re reminded of the courageous firefighters working in harm’s way across Nebraska to protect lives and property.  We salute their dedication and pray for their safety.”

Krull was killed in a crash while responding to a large forest fire in Gosper County.  His funeral will be held on Wednesday at Our Redeemer LCMS in Elwood.

Flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

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