Flags Lowered For SVFD Firefighter

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:26 a.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has directed that all flags at City facilities be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Governor Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered in remembrance of Spokane Valley Fire Department Firefighter Dan Patterson.

“The loved ones of Firefighter Dan Patterson and his fire department colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers,” said Mayor Woodward. “We will remember him for his dedication to the Spokane community. We continue to send our support to the Spokane Valley Fire Department and appreciate their continued service during this extremely difficult time.”

Firefighter Patterson suffered a cardiac event on Thursday, July 21 and he was taken off life support on Monday, Aug 1. In his last act of service he gave his organs to help those with medical needs. Firefighter Patterson received a Line of Duty Death Funeral on Wednesday, Aug. 10.