DENVER — Monday, July 20, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today order flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, on all public buildings statewide in memory of fallen Denver firefighter John Whelan. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.
Whelan, 46, died on July 15 from injuries he sustained during a June warehouse fire. He was a 15-year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife and young son.