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Old 06-20-2011, 03:04 PM
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here is the governors official statement for Firefighter Corey Shaw

WHEREAS, we hold the highest esteem and reverence for the men and women who answer the call to serve their friends, family and communities; and,
WHEREAS, first responders save countless lives every year with their heroic efforts; and,
WHEREAS, firefighters not only demonstrate the desire to serve, but have the courage to act calmly and professionally in otherwise terrifying situations; and,
WHEREAS, in the afternoon of Friday, June17, 2011 one of these brave souls, Firefighter Corey Shaw of the Du Quoin Fire Department, was suddenly taken from us; and,
WHEREAS, we will always remember that throughout his career as a proud member of the DuQuoin Fire Department, Firefighter Shaw courageously volunteered to walk into fires as everyone else ran out; and,
WHEREAS, Firefighter Shaw was remembered as a hero who was born to serve, as well as a dedicated father, and a loving husband and son. He will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him; and,
WHEREAS, although Firefighter Shaw is no longer with us we will not forget the countless lives that were impacted by his public service; and,
WHEREAS, Firefighter Shaw was 22, and is survived by his wife Nichole, his daughter
Camryn, his parents Bob and Rosalynn and his sister, Megon. Not only did he serve the citizens of Du Quoin and of this great state, but was a hero in his role as a husband, father and son; and,
WHEREAS, funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 for Firefighter Shaw;and,
THEREFORE, I, Pat Quinn, Governor of the State of Illinois, do hereby order all persons or entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly their flags at half-staff from sunrise on June 20, 2011 until sunset on June 22, 2011 in honor and remembrance of Firefighter Shaw,whose selfless service and sacrifice is an inspiration.
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