Gov. Jared Polis has ordered flags lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor South Metro Fire Assistant Chief Troy Jackson.
Jackson died Dec. 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. He was promoted to engineer in 1995, lieutenant in 1997, captain in 2005, training bureau chief in 2015 and to the rank of assistant chief of operations in 2016. Jackson stepped down in August for health reasons.
Jackson is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Carley; son, Covey; and daughter-in-law, Courtney.