Celebration of Life for Fire Fighter Jonathan “Jon” Flagler
Amidst a sea of hundreds of blue uniforms, family, friends, and public safety partners gathered together this morning to celebrate the life of fallen #LACoFD Fire Fighter Jonathan “Jon” Flagler.
Together we heard loving and funny stories from those closest to Jon, including his wife Jenny and sons, Brody and Jack. The boys reminisced and shared their dad’s love of football and how he carried jolly ranchers around and passed them out to the boys’ friends, earning him the nickname “Uncle Jolly.”
Jenny shared, “I knew he was the man I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. I didn’t get the rest of my life, but I got the rest of his,” through tears. “Thank you, Jon, for your never-failing love and devotion to our family. You have left a piece of yourself in our boys.”
Our LACoFD family will never be the same without Jon. He was an exemplary and esteemed member of our Vernon and LACoFD fire family who truly lived by our core values of courage, community, caring, and integrity.
In his remarks, Interim Fire Chief Anthony C. Marrone shared “Jon exemplified what a true hero is – caring, selfless, and brave. To Jenny, Brody, and Jack, thank you for sharing Jon with us – and for allowing him to spend time with us as our friend, brother, and fellow firefighter. Please know your Fire Department family will continue to be here for you. Our house will always be your house. Jon’s watch ended but his bravery never wavered. He is greatly missed by all of us – and we will never forget him.”
The LACoFD extends our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of messages, encouragement, and support for the Flagler and LACoFD families.
Thank you for continuing to keep the Flagler family in your thoughts and prayers.
RIP Fire Fighter Jon Flagler 🙏🏼💔🕊
📸 Doug Morrison, LACoFD Photographer