Sacramento, CA - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger released the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter Brent A. Lovrien:
"Firefighter Brent Lovrien was a selfless, extraordinary hero who always answered the call of duty to save lives and protect communities. His courageous sacrifice will be honored and remembered forever by the people of California. Maria and I hold Brent's family and fellow firefighters in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of this fallen hero."
Lovrien, 35, died March 26 as a result of injuries suffered when an explosion occurred while he was investigating reports of smoke at a structure in Los Angeles. He was a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
In honor of Firefighter Lovrien, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.