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Lubbock flags fly at half-staff in honor of fallen first responders

The two were killed January 11 while responding to a crash.

LUBBOCK, Texas — Flags are flying at half-staff in Lubbock in honor of two fallen Lubbock first responders.

The two were killed when responding to a crash on Interstate 27 the morning of January 11.

Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna, 27, and Lubbock Fire Rescue Lieutenant/Paramedic Eric Hill, 39, were the men killed.

A third man, Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Dawson, 30, was hurt in the crash and was in critical condition.

The two officers were escorted to Forth Worth for autopsies before returning to Lubbock Monday evening.

Offficer Reyna’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Church, 7002 Canton Ave. 

Lt. Eric Hill will be laid to rest at 9 a.m. Friday morning at the Rip Griffin Center at Lubbock Christian University

Governor Greg Abbott discussed lowering the flags in honor of the officers via Twitter on Tuesday.

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