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Former Fire Chief Darrell Flaggs succumbs to cancer



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Retired Vicksburg Fire Department Assistant Chief Darrell Flaggs lost his battle with cancer Thursday night.

Darrell joined the Vicksburg Fire Department as firefighter Jan. 6, 1986. Before joining the Vicksburg Fire Department, Darrell attended Jackson State University and served in the Army Reserves 412th Theater Engineer Command. He was promoted to lieutenant in February 1990, and to captain in February 2003. In January 2015, Darrell became an assistant chief serving on A-Shift.

“I enjoyed working with Darrell Flaggs, and we went to many emergency scenes together. I especially enjoyed our collaboration from 2015 to 2019 when he was serving as an assistant chief. He genuinely served this community with all his heart, and it was a pleasure working with him. He will be missed by many, and my thoughts and prayers extend to the Flaggs family during this most difficult time,” said VFD Chief Craig Danczyk.

Flaggs is the younger brother of Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. Mayor Flaggs posted on Facebook this morning, “Firefighter for life. Love you baby brother. R.I.P.”

Darrell Flaggs was a veteran, having served in the Army Reserve with the 412th Engineering Command.

In addition, he drove buses for the Vicksburg Warren School District.

Chief Flaggs retired from the Vicksburg Fire Department June 29, 2019, after 33 years of service with the City of Vicksburg.

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