Flags To Fly At Half-Staff In Nebraska On Wednesday For Elwood VFD Chief

      Nebraska Gov Pete Ricketts has ordered flags to fly at half-staff tomorrow from sunrise to sunset to honor Elwood Volunteer Fire Department Chief Darren Krull.

      Krull was killed Thursday afternoon in a traffic accident while responding to a major wildfire in Gosper and Furnas Counties. 

      In ordering the honor, Gov Ricketts said he and his wife were “heartbroken” to learn of Krull’s death and send their prayers to his family and community as they mourn their loss.

      Ricketts said “the bravery shown by Fire Chief Krull exemplifies the selfless service that makes our state great. 

     As we reflect on his heroic sacrifice, we’re reminded of all the courageous firefighters working in harm’s way across Nebraska to protect lives and property,” adding that “we salute their dedication and pray for their safety.”