(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.READ MORE: This Weekend: I-275 Lane Closures Continue Between 7 Mile Road And I-96/I-696/M-5
The 49-year-old is being remembered as a hero after trying to save three girls from drowning in the Detroit river last week.READ MORE: WATCH: Girl Challenges Pittsburgh Police Officer And Former Pitt Football Player To Race
Johnson served the Detroit fire department for 26 years.MORE NEWS: Michigan's Expungement Law Takes Effect On Sunday
© 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.