SANTA FE, NM (STL.News) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday ordered state flags to half staff Friday, July 26, in honor of the memory of Jeff Stroble, 46, the Roswell firefighter who died Sunday, July 21.
Stroble, a 17-year veteran of the department, sustained injuries in the line of duty stemming from an explosion June 5 that occurred while members of the Roswell Fire Department were preparing for the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
“My heart is broken for Jeff Stroble’s family and the people in Roswell who knew him well,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “Firefighters are the backbone of our communities. I know Roswell has rallied around the family and fire department in this impossibly difficult time. His family, friends and loved ones are in my prayers.”
Per Gov. Lujan Grisham’s executive order, flags will fly at half staff from sundown Thursday through sundown Friday.