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Thursday, April 17, 2008
GOV. RITTER ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED TO HONOR FIREFIGHTERS
Gov. Ritter today orderedU.S.andColoradoflags lowered across the state on Friday and Saturday in honor of John Schwartz, 38, and Terry DeVore, 30, who died Tuesday while responding to the fires inCrowleyCounty.
Both men were volunteer firefighters for the Olney Springs Volunteer Fire Department. They also were corrections officers at the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility outside of Ordway.
The funeral for Schwartz will be held at theUnitedMethodistChurchin Fowler at 3 p.m. Friday. A joint memorial service for Sergeant Terry DeVore, 30, and Schwartz will be held atCrowleyCountyHigh Schoolat 10 a.m. Saturday.