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Governor Ducey has called for flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, January 15, 2021 to honor Arizona State University Police Officer Joseph Montgomery, who passed away after a motorcycle accident today. Officer Montgomery is survived by his wife and four children. The Governor released the following statement: “Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of ASU Police Officer Joseph Montgomery,” said Governor Ducey. “He spent 13 years with the department protecting students, faculty and the entire community. He put his life on the line to protect others, and we are grateful for his bravery, sacrifice and service. Our prayers are with his wife, four children, loved ones and the ASU Police Department during this difficult time. I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow to honor Officer Montgomery’s life and service.”

  • Announcement
    01/15/2021

In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has called for flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff immediately to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood until sunset, Wednesday, January 13, 2021.The Governor released the following statement: “I join all Americans in grieving the tragic loss of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood. Our prayers are with their families and colleagues at this difficult time.

“Arizonans, like all Americans, were shaken by the horrific events that unfolded at the United States Capitol on January 6. The rioting and violence that took place in Washington D.C. was shocking and unacceptable. We condemn it in the strongest terms.

“Officers Sicknick and Liebengood were tasked with protecting the living symbol of our democratic form of government. They will be foremost in our thoughts as we vow to recommit to our shared values as Americans and to making sure something like this never happens again. In coordination with the federal proclamation, I am ordering flags at all state buildings to half-staff.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    01/10/2021 to 01/13/2021

Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, December 7th, 2020 to recognize Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

 Governor Ducey released the following statement:

 “Arizona joins the nation on December 7th to pause and remember the 2,400 American lives lost during the attacks on Pearl Harbor 79 years ago,” said Governor Ducey. “On the day that changed our nation forever, American service members displayed unwavering bravery — which was carried on by those who fought to defend our freedom during WWII. We are forever inspired by the perseverance and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation. As we face our own challenges today, may their bravery serve as a guiding light for us. Thank you to all who continue to support those in need during the pandemic and who defend our nation, and may God bless our country and the families of those who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor.”

 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Holiday
    12/07/2020

In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has called for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 4, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Holiday
    10/04/2020

In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has called for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff immediately to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away at the age of 87. The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 29. 

The Governor released the following statement: 

“Arizona joins the nation in mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg led a trailblazing career as a champion for women and equal rights. During her 27 years on the Supreme Court, her immense intellect, tireless work ethic, and incredible talent as a jurist never waned, nor did her passion for justice. She has inspired generations of young girls and boys and gave us one of the most endearing examples of how to befriend those from across the aisle. Part of Justice Ginsburg’s enduring legacy is her friendship with Justice Scalia — a reminder of the importance of civility and decency. Now is the time for our country to honor her and her historic life as she so rightly deserves. My deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    09/18/2020 to 09/29/2020

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