- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

TOWN OF BELL, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for an emergency medical technician who died while trying to save his mother from a northwestern Wisconsin fire.

Sixty-two-year-old Dennis Swenson went into a Town of Bell home to try to save his 95-year-old mother, Dorothy Swenson, from a fire May 1, but both ended up dying.

Walker signed an executive order, ordering the flags lowered Saturday.

WDIO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1GVtVMe ) a memorial service for the pair was expected to be held Saturday.

In a statement, Walker said the longtime volunteer EMT represented the service and sacrifice of all emergency responders.


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