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Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, February 18, 2020, in honor of White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood.
Officer Kellywood was killed in the line of duty while responding to a report of gunshots fired south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Officer Kellywood joined the department nine months ago after graduating from the police academy. Born in McNary, Arizona, Officer Kellywood was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
“Arizona mourns the death of Officer David Kellywood of the White Mountain Apache Police Department,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “This heartbreaking loss is another reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers face every day to keep others safe. Our prayers are with Officer Kellywood’s wife, children and loved ones as well as the White Mountain Apache Tribe. In honor of Officer Kellywood’s life and service, I am ordering flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, January 24, 2020, to honor First Officer Paul Hudson. A resident of Buckeye, AZ, Hudson was killed Wednesday in a plane crash while battling wildfires in New South Wales, Australia.
“First Officer Paul Hudson was a hero who represented Arizona’s very best,” said Governor Ducey. “A graduate of the Naval Academy, First Officer Hudson served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a firefighter. Then, when duty called again, First Officer Hudson didn’t hesitate, putting his life on the line to help others battling wildfires in Australia. My sincere condolences go out to First Officer Hudson’s family and loved ones. And our prayers are with them and all Arizona’s firefighters providing aid in Australia.
“In honor of First Officer Hudson’s life and years of service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
- Announcement01/24/2020 to 01/25/2020
Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement:
“When the American service members woke up that morning, December 7, 1941, ‘a date which will live in infamy,’ they were taken by surprise and vastly outgunned. But they did not shy from their duty. They fought back in one of the greatest displays of military courage and fortitude in our nation’s history. And their brave example would be carried forward by the more than 16 million Americans who left home to fight, and eventually secure victory, in World War II.“Nearly half of those who gave their lives at Pearl Harbor served aboard the USS Arizona — giving special meaning to this day in the hearts of all Arizonans. It is a day that changed the trajectory of our country forever. And today, we reflect, remember and honor the sacrifices made 78 years ago, while giving thanks to the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in uniform.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 for the Celebration of Life ceremony for Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Gene Lee who died in the line of duty.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset today Tuesday, November 5, 2019, to honor the life of Navajo Police Sergeant Lamar Martin who died yesterday from a medical event that occurred while he was on duty on October 9, 2019. Flags will also be lowered on day of interment, which has not yet been set. “Today, Arizona mourns the loss of Sergeant Lamar Martin,” said Governor Ducey. “In addition to dedicating more than 20 years of service to the Navajo Police Department, Sergeant Martin was a military veteran who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and New Mexico Army National Guard. He was committed to the well-being of his community and nation, and put his life on the line to keep others safe. Our sincere condolences go out to Sergeant Martin’s loved ones as well as the entire Navajo Nation and Navajo Police Department. In honor of Sergeant Martin’s life and years of service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.