Schweitzer orders half-staff flags for Glasgow shooting victim
Posted: Jan 23, 2009 03:32 PM EST
Governor Brian Schweitzer has directed all state flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday to honor Melissa Greenhagen, a volunteer EMT who was killed in the line of duty last weekend.
Here is the text of the Governor's proclamation:
I hereby order all flags on property of the State of Montana be flown at half-staff on Saturday, January 24th, 2009 to honor the memory of Melissa Fischer Greenhagen, a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, killed while on duty on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. Further, I urge all Montanans to fly flags at their homes, schools, public buildings, parks, communities and business at half staff in honor of EMT Melissa Greenhagen.
Greenhagen was shot by Roger Sellers in Glasgow in a bizarre incident that continues to baffle and sadden residents and authorities in the Hi-Line community.
In addition to shooting Greenhagen, Sellers also shot and wounded Scott and Suzanne Billingsley. Sellers was shot and killed in the course of being apprehended; the Billingsleys were both treated and released earlier this week. The motive for the shootings remains a mystery, as there does not appear to be any link between Sellers and the people that he shot.
Friends of Greenhagen have created a Facebook page to honor her; it includes memories of "Missy" and information about memorial funds for both Greenhagen's four children and a concession stand at the local events arena.