Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff today in honor of fallen FDNY EMS Lt. Alison Russo-Elling. Flags should be lowered to half-staff at sunrise and returned to full-staff following Russo-Elling's funeral service.
"We mourn the loss of Alison Russo-Elling, an EMT lieutenant who was killed while on duty," Hochul said. "Our hearts are with her family as we honor her life and remember her as a hero. I know all New Yorkers are grateful for her service over more than two decades with FDNY, and as a World Trade Center first responder."