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In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, flags at all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 8, 2022 for the interment of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.
Governor Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, January 7, 2022, in honor of Casa Grande Police Officer Jesus D. Lara. Officer Lara passed away on the morning of January 4th after his battle with COVID-19. Officer Lara is a six year veteran of the Casa Grande Police Department and 2 years with Gila River Police Department. Officer Lara leaves behind a wife and 3 children. Due to the scheduled half-staff for the interment of U.S. Senator Harry Reid on Saturday, January 8th, flags may remain lowered from sunrise on Friday, January 7th, to sunset on Saturday, January 8th. Flags will also be lowered for the interment of Officer Jesus D. Lara on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Governor Doug Ducey today ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, December 13, 2021, in honor of Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, who passed away today.
The Governor issued the following statement about Mayor Lord:
“Arizona is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Georgia Lord. She was an inspiring woman and a proven leader who cared deeply about the City of Goodyear and the men, women and families who called it home.
“Under Mayor Lord, Goodyear was transformed into an economic juggernaut, attracting new businesses and residents. Her care and love for her city was apparent to all, and she was frequently honored by community organizations for her service and accomplishments.
“Mayor Lord was dedicated to the people of Goodyear and served them until the end. Her more than 15-year career in civic service is rooted in her city’s economic growth as she used her keen business sense to create opportunity for Goodyear’s citizens. As Goodyear’s first female mayor, her legacy as an incredibly passionate public servant will live on.
“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to her family and loved ones. In her memory, I’ve ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on December 9, 2021 to honor former Senator Bob Dole, who died yesterday at age 98.
We also want to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. This year is the 80th anniversary of that infamous day in US History, which is remembered every year on that date, since being designated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by Congress in 1994. Flags fly at half-staff every year on this date to honor the victims.
- Announcement12/06/2021 to 12/09/2021
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, December 4, 2021, to honor Tucson sector U.S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios, who died in the line of duty on Monday, November 29.
“The tragic loss of Agent Martin Barrios is felt all across Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “His years of dedicated service in the Navy and as a border patrol agent helped protect our state and nation. Agent Barrios’ death is a sobering reminder of the danger law enforcement professionals face every day — and we are grateful for his unwavering bravery. Our deepest condolences go to his family, loved ones and colleagues with the Tucson sector border patrol. In honor of Agent Barrios’ life, service and bravery, I’ve ordered flags be lowered to half-staff.”