A heli-rappeller for for the Forest Service died in a training accident this week. The Secretary of Agriculture directed that all flags on Forest Service facilities be flown at half staff for 5-days. I'm pretty sure that the Secretary has overstepped his authority. Add to that: I am a little miffed, at the special consideration given because this was a fire fighter. They would not consider lowering the flag if it was a kid on a trails crew, who got killed.