Flags to Fly Half-Staff Thursday

City honors memory of SFD Lieutenant Terry Canfield

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all City facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, June 11 in memory of Spokane Fire Department Lieutenant Terry Canfield, whose memorial service is scheduled for Thursday.

Lt. Canfield died May 26. He was a 28 year veteran of SFD.

“Terry’s death is a tremendous loss to the Spokane Fire Department and the entire community,” said Mayor Condon. “Terry touched countless lives during his 28 years with the department. He will be remembered as a brilliant paramedic with a very compassionate heart. He dedicated his life to helping people by easing their suffering and improving their lives through medicine and training.”

The Mayor’s Office will allow agencies to lower flags for the duration of the day Thursday. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

The public memorial for Lt. Canfield will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Chapel (Fairwood Shopping Center, 511 W Hastings Rd). The Spokane Fire Department will set up a designated a media area at Fire Station 91 at 616 W. Hastings Road (across the street from Calvary Chapel), where members of the media are welcome to stage and take photographs. The Canfield Family has requested that no media be present at the funeral service itself.