Walz orders flags at half-staff for South Haven firefighter

In honor and remembrance of firefighter Allen Fischer, who died earlier this month, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Monday, Jan. 31.

Fischer died Jan. 10 from complications of a medical condition he obtained from his firefighting career.

He spent 42 years working with the South Haven Fire and Rescue Department. Fischer is survived by his wife and seven children.

“Firefighter Fischer was a dedicated firefighter who was respected by his family, friends, and colleagues,” Walz said in a proclamation statement. “With its deepest gratitude, the State of Minnesota recognizes Firefighter Fischer for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow Minnesotans, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and community.”

It is custom for the governor to order flags to fly at half-staff for Minnesota first responders who die in the line of duty.