Summerfield firefighter honored posthumously

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, Aug. 19 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Terrence Raymond, a firefighter with the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department who died Monday, Aug. 15, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

“Terrence was a dedicated fireman and will be remembered for his service to the Summerfield community,” Snyder said. “I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and community.”

Raymond was a volunteer firefighter for the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department. He spent 12 years as a salesman for Airgas, and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Monroe.

A service in his honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 222 Carey, Deerfield.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.