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DENVER - Today, Gov. Polis ordered flags lowered to half staff on all public buildings statewide from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, to honor the passing of Assistant Chief Troy Jackson.Chief Jackson passed peacefully on Dec. 16, 2019 after a battle with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare job-related terminal cancer. He was hired as a Firefighter in 1990 and went on to have an career in the fire service, promoting to Engineer in 1995; Lieutenant in 1997; Captain in 2005; Training Bureau Chief in 2015; and finally, to the rank of Assistant Chief of Operations in 2016. Chief Jackson stepped down in August of 2019 due to health reasons.Chief Jackson is survived by his wife Lori, daughter Carley, son Covey and daughter-in-law Courtney.