Governor Mike Parson has ordered U.S. and Missouri flags to be lowered to half-staff at all government buildings in Greene County and firehouses statewide on Friday from sunrise to sunset in honor of Ebenezer Fire Protection District Firefighter Dustin Brandhorst.
Brandhorst died in the line of duty March 18th when he was responding to a structure fire in Fair Grove.
The fire truck Brandhorst was driving ran off Highway A near Fair Grove and flipped.
Brandhorst, who was 35, had served as a volunteer firefighter with Ebenezer for three years.
In 2019, he was honored for having served the most volunteer hours in the district.
Governor Parson says Brandhorst was a Missourian “who exemplified one of our finest traditions–neighbor helping neighbor. In his three years as a volunteer firefighter with the Ebenzer Fire Protection District, Firefighter Brandhorst had accumulated over 2,000 hours of volunteer service and almost 800 hours of training, all so that he could help make his community safer. We will always remember his tremendous dedication to serving others.”
The flags will be held at half-staff on the day Brandhorst is laid to rest.