Governor Walz orders flags flown at Half-Staff in honor of flight nurse Debra K. Schott of Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – In honor and remembrance of Flight Nurse Debra K. Schott of Lester Prairie, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

Flight Nurse Schott died while on duty in a helicopter crash in Brainerd, MN. She spent the last fifteen years as a Critical Care Nurse for North Memorial Health Care, and leaves behind a husband, two children, two grandchildren and many other friends and family.

“Flight Nurse Schott was an outstanding Nurse who was respected and admired by her colleagues and served the public with dignity and pride as a Flight Nurse,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “The State of Minnesota recognizes Flight Nurse Schott for her dedicated services to, and sacrifice for, her fellow citizens with its deepest gratitude, and all thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and entire community.

At the direction of the Governor, Minnesota flies its flags at half-staff following the death of Minnesota first responders fallen in the line of duty, on the day of interment.


  1. Yvonne Evenson says:

    Was one of the most caring people I know. Will miss the Christmas card she always sent

  2. Sharon Wallin says:

    Deb truly was an amazing person a very dedicated nurse. I had the privilege of working with her.She will be greatly missed.