Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen St. Louis Firefighter

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – Flags will be at half-staff Friday on all state government buildings in St. Louis to honor a fallen city firefighter.

Fire Capt. John Kemper died July 12 from injuries suffered battling a blaze over the Fourth of July holiday. He was 59.

Gov. Eric Greitens on Thursday ordered all U.S. and Missouri flags on St. Louis’ state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of Kemper, whose funeral is Friday.

Visitation is Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the main auditorium of the Harris-Stowe State University administration building. A uniformed member walk-through is planned at 7 p.m.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at the same location.

Memorials in the name of Capt. Kemper may be made to Backstoppers, or the Midwest Children’s Burn Camp.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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