WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Laura Kelly ordered flags throughout McPherson County to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in honor of McPherson Emergency Medical Technician Randall Willems, who died from COVID-19-related medical complications.

“Randall served the McPherson community as a dedicated first responder and a firefighter for many years,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “He was deeply committed to keeping his community safe – and he was an honorable public servant. I offer my condolences to his family, friends and the entire McPherson community during this challenging time.”

At 3:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, Randall Henry “Randy” Willems, 57, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at McPherson Hospital. He served as a firefighter for the McPherson Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) until he retired in 2019.

Randall will be interred on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at 10 a.m. in McPherson. To find out more information about Randall and his memorial services, click here.

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