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Longtime fireman remembered


November 26, 2020

A U.S. flag hangs from a firetruck ladder raised over South Main Street in honor of longtime firefighter and commissioner Don Hall, 91, following a private memorial service Monday.

COLFAX - Longtime firefighter and commissioner Don Hall was remembered Monday, Nov. 23, by his colleagues across Whitman County.

He passed away Nov. 18 at age 91.

A private memorial service took place at St. Patrick Catholic Church; the service was limited to 30 people due to Gov. Jay Inslee's recent coronavirus quarantine mandates.

But that didn't stop Hall's colleagues and others from remembering him. A flag was lowered from a firetruck ladder over South Main Street, where Rosalia/Colfax firefighter John Lautenslager and Colfax Assistant Fire Chief Michael Chapman saluted as the hearse c...

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