Flags fly at half-mast to honor Chesterfield firefighter recruit’s death

Chesterfield Fire & EMS released this photo of Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge, a...
Chesterfield Fire & EMS released this photo of Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge, a 26-year-old resident of Richmond.(Tyvaughn Eldridge)
Published: Jul. 9, 2021 at 3:24 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On July 10, flags will fly at half-mast in honor of the Chesterfield County firefighter recruit, Tyvaughn Eldridge, who died on July 3 after suffering a medical emergency while training.

Governor Ralph Northam ordered the flags to be lowered to honor Eldridge:

In accordance with the authority vested in me as Governor, I hereby order that the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia be flown at half-staff on all state and local buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of Chesterfield County Firefighter Recruit Tyvaughn Eldridge, of Chesterfield County, Virginia.

I hereby order that the flags shall be lowered at sunrise on Saturday, July 10, 2021, and remain at half-staff until sunset.

Ordered on this, the 9th day of July, 2021.

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