Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Volunteer Fire Captain

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Friday, January 4, 2019 at 10:55 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all city facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that Washington state and U.S. flags at all state agencies be lowered on Saturday, Jan. 5, in remembrance of East Olympia Volunteer Fire Capt. John Ostergard.

Capt. John Ostergard was the president of the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association and served as a volunteer firefighter with East Olympia for 27 years. The Mayor encourages anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor his memory.

On Dec. 14, Capt. Ostergard suffered a medical emergency while on the scene of a Yelm structure fire. There will be a memorial service in Tumwater on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Mountain View Church of Nazarene, 940 Israel Road SW. The service will be open for the public.