By Matt Christopherson

(CBS Detroit ) – Governor Whitmer orders the lowering of state and u-s flags to honor sergeant Sivad Johnson on Saturday.

Johnson’s funeral will also be held on Saturday.

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The 49-year-old is being remembered as a hero after trying to save three girls from drowning in the Detroit river last week.

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Johnson served the Detroit fire department for 26 years.

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