On Thursday, January 20, 2022, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) hosted a flag ceremony at Fire Station 13 in the City of Vernon to honor Fire Fighter Jonathan Flagler. FF Flagler died in the line of duty after battling a house fire in early January.
Before transitioning to the LACoFD in October 2020, FF Flagler spent 19 years of his fire service career with the Vernon Fire Department. To carry on his heroic legacy, the LACoFD/Vernon Training Center at Fire Station 13 will now be re-named and known as the Jonathan Flagler Memorial Regional Training Center.
The day after the flag ceremony, a memorial service took place on Friday, January 21, 2022, at the Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos. FF Flagler’s family and friends were joined by hundreds of first responders from all over the region as they gathered to remember him.
Interim Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone expressed his sincere condolences to FF Flagler’s wife, Jenny, and his two sons, Jack and Brody. “Our hearts are heavy as we know that Jon is deeply missed,” said Chief Marrone. “He was a devoted husband, father, uncle, friend – and, he was our hero.”