Flags lowered Friday to honor South Metro Fire Assistant Chief Troy Jackson

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Published Thursday, December 19, 2019

Colorado Governor Jared Polis ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise to sunset Friday, December 20 to honor the passing of Assistant Chief Troy Jackson.

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PICT Chief Troy Jackson
Troy Jackson. Courtesy South Metro Fire Rescue Authority.

Chief Jackson passed peacefully December 16 after a battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare job-related terminal cancer. He was hired as a Firefighter in 1990 and went on to have a career in the fire service, promoting to Engineer in 1995; Lieutenant in 1997; Captain in 2005; Training Bureau Chief in 2015; and finally, to the rank of Assistant Chief of Operations in 2016. Chief Jackson stepped down in August of 2019 due to health reasons.

Funeral services for Chief Jackson are being held Friday at Denver First Church of the Nazarene.

Chief Jackson is survived by his wife Lori, daughter Carley, son Covey and daughter-in-law Courtney. 

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