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Posted on: October 24, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Twin Falls Mayor Orders Flags at Half-staff to Honor Former Fire Chief Ron Clark

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Twin Falls Mayor Shawn Barigar, with the permission of Governor Brad Little, has ordered all United States and Idaho state flags at public facilities in the City of Twin Falls to be flown at half-staff from Sunrise on October 28th, 2019, until Sunset on November 1st, 2019, in honor of former Twin Falls Fire Chief Ron Clark. He further invites interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance.

Clark died unexpectedly Monday, October 14th, 2019, surrounded by his loved ones.

Clark often said that he “won the career lottery” when he started his career with the Twin Falls Fire Department in February 1976. He rose through the ranks of the fire department serving as a Driver, Captain, and Battalion Chief. He was appointed to the role of Fire Chief in May 1998. Clark served in that role until his retirement in July 2016, after more than 40 years with the City of Twin Falls – among the longest-serving public servants of the citizens of Twin Falls.

Clark was actively involved in supporting firefighters and the profession, even serving as President of the Twin Falls Professional Firefighters Union Local 1556 and as President of the Idaho Fire Chiefs Association.

A City Proclamation to honor Clark will be read by Mayor Barigar during the Twin Falls City Council meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.  

“On behalf of the City of Twin Falls, I express my sincerest condolences to the family of Chief Clark,” Mayor Barigar said. “His dedication to the citizens of Twin Falls during his tenure is a testament to the core values of public service and the City’s mission of ‘People Serving People.’ Please join me by honoring him.

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