SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state flags be lowered to half-staff on Friday in honor of a Roswell firefighter who has died from injuries suffered in the line of duty.
Authorities say 46-year-old Jeff Stroble died Sunday.
He was injured in a June 5 explosion that occurred while members of the Roswell Fire Department were preparing for the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
Stroble was a 17-year veteran of the department.
Under the governor’s executive order issued Wednesday, flags will fly at half-staff from sundown Thursday through sundown Friday.