UPDATE: This story has been updated to include an interactive map of Thursday's memorial procession for Lt. Bruce Britt.
COLUMBIA — Some city offices will be closed and others will be lightly staffed Thursday morning to allow employees to go to the memorial service for Columbia Fire Department Lt. Bruce Britt.
Britt's wife, Leigh Britt, is theneighborhood services manager for the Department of Community Development, and as a result, the office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This closure affects:
- the Office of Neighborhood Services;
- the Office of Planning and Development;
- the Office of Building and Site Development;
- the third-floor service center in the Daniel Boone City Building.
Other city offices will be lightly staffed Thursday morning to allow employees to go to the service. City officials are urging residents to be patient during the light staffing.
All city offices are expected to be open and operational by 1 p.m.
Gov. Jay Nixon ordered that flags at all state government buildings in Boone County be flown at half-staff on Thursday in honor of Britt, according to a news release from Scott Holste, a spokesman in Nixon's office.