Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in Cass and Jackson counties be flown at half-staff on Wednesday (Jan. 14) in honor of Battalion Chief Christopher A. Tindall, of the South Metropolitan Fire Protection District.

Battalion Chief Tindall, age 41, died on Jan. 8 while serving the citizens of the South Metropolitan Fire Protection District. At the time of his death, he also served as an Assistant Chief for the Prairie Township Fire Protection District.

Under Gov. Nixon’s order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in Cass and Jackson counties will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Jan. 14, 2015, the day the funeral services for Battalion Chief Tindall will take place.

(Courtesy of Governor Jay Nixon's Public Relations)