February 26, 2023 - Half-Staff Alert - Wisconsin

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Feb 26, 2023

February 26, 2023 - Half-Staff Alert - Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sun., Feb. 26, 2023, in honor of Fire Chief Todd J. Yandre of the Lake Mills Fire Department, who passed away in the line of duty on Feb. 15, 2023.

“Chief Yandre was by all accounts a caring and loyal friend, mentor, coach, husband, father, and grandfather who was dedicated to serving his community. Chief Yandre served the Lake Mills Fire Department for more than four decades, first as a volunteer firefighter and eventually becoming chief of the department,” said Gov. Evers. “Kathy and I share our deepest condolences with the Yandre family, his wife, Monica, his children, Jordan and Catherine, his grandchildren, and all of his friends and family at the Lake Mills Fire Department. He will not be forgotten.”

Chief Yandre graduated from Lake Mills High School and later earned his degree in emergency management with an emphasis in fire safety from Lakeshore Technical College. He joined the Lake Mills Fire Department in 1981, becoming a full-time firefighter in 1995 and chief of the department in 2019.
Services for Chief Yandre will be held on Sun., Feb. 26, 2023, in Lake Mills.

Executive Order #188 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sun., Feb. 26, 2023. This order is in effect concurrently with Executive Order #187 and flags should remain at half-staff through Fri., March 3, 2023, in accordance with Executive Order #187