Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2021
Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Madison Heights Fire Captain Jeffrey Brozich
LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, March 5, 2021 to honor the life and service of Madison Heights Fire Captain Jeffrey Brozich. The flag honors will coincide with his funeral.
"By lowering the flags for Captain Brozich, we recognize and honor his 20 years of service at the Madison Heights Fire Department," Governor Whitmer said. "Firefighters put their lives on the line each and every shift, and the entire state is grateful for Jeffrey's dedication and bravery. My thoughts are with his loved ones and the Madison Heights community as they lay him to rest."
Captain Jeffrey Brozich was a 20-year veteran of the Madison Heights Fire Department. Brozich passed away from a medical emergency at the age of 57 years old while on duty on Monday, March 1, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Lindsay, who is a Madison Heights police officer, and children, Brianna, Lucy, and Milo.
The State of Michigan recognizes the duty, honor and selfless service of Captain Jeffrey Brozich by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.
To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day.
Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday, March 6, 2021.