Flags to Half-staff for fallen paramedic
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, Nov. 13, in honor of a Jessamine County paramedic fatally injured while on duty.
John Everett Mackey, 40, died Nov. 9 after being struck by a moving vehicle while on duty.
Mackey served his community for 16 years with Jessamine County EMS. He is survived by his wife, Janine; a son, James Connor; and daughters Morgan and Brianna.
Visitation for Mackey was held Thursday at Bethel Harvest Church in Nicholasville. The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday, also at Bethel Harvest Church.
Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in the flag-lowering tribute.
Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/Pages/flagstatus.aspx.