MILWAUKEE — Gov. Tony Evers has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff this Saturday as a mark of respect for Milwaukee Fire Department firefighter Darrin "Superman" Jones.
Jones passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 1, according to the Milwaukee Fire Department. He was off-duty at the time. Friends said that the veteran firefighter was days away from returning from a work-related injury.
His colleagues said that he was planning a retirement party, set to take place in May.
"Darrin was a dedicated member of the Milwaukee Fire Department, selflessly serving his community for nearly three decades," said Gov. Evers. "He's remembered by his friends and colleagues for his sense of humor, enthusiasm, and passion for the work and for the people he served. My condolences are with the entire Jones family and his family at the Milwaukee Fire Department."
The order is effective immediately and ends at sunset on Saturday.
An autopsy has been scheduled for next week to determine the cause of death.