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Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, June 20, 2024 in honor of Scottsdale Police Detective Ryan So, who was killed in the line of duty on June 13, 2024.  Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 
"I’m heartbroken by the death of Detective Ryan So. My thoughts are with his family and friends, the Scottsdale Police Department and the entire community as they mourn his passing."
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

 

Interment
06/20/2024

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 3, 2024, in honor and respect of Yuma City Councilman Gary Knight, who passed away on April 14, 2024. 

A native of Yuma, Gary was a proud veteran and business owner and came out of retirement to serve the people of Yuma. He was elected to the City council in 2013 and also served as Deputy Mayor from 2017-2019, was on the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board, Greater Yuma Port Authority Executive Board, represented the City on both the Chamber Transportation and Chamber Legislative Affairs Committees and was appointed by Governor Ducey to the State Transportation Board. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Councilman Gary Knight, who was an unwavering supporter and advocate of the people of Yuma. My thoughts are with his wife Bonnie, his kids and the entire Yuma community as they grieve. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, the day of interment, to honor his life of service.”  

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

  • Announcement
    05/03/2024

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, May 2, 2024 for the interment of former Speaker Jim Weiers, who passed away on April 19. 

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

  • Interment
    05/02/2024

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, April 22, 2024 and on day of interment,  in memory of former Speaker Jim Weiers, who passed away on Friday. 

Speaker Weiers was a longtime public servant, serving terms in both the House and Senate from 1994 to 2013. He was Speaker of the House from 1999-2001 and from 2005-2009.  He was an engaging storyteller with a heart for servant leadership. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Speaker Weiers, a man who worked tirelessly for his community and who was a champion of maintaining positive bipartisan relationships in order to better serve the people of Arizona. Our thoughts are with his wife Gina and his entire family during this difficult time. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Monday and on the day of his interment to honor his life and legacy.”  

Half-staff for the day of interment will be communicated once the date is finalized. 

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

  • Announcement
    04/22/2024

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 14, 2024 in memory of Army veteran and long time public servant Paul Babbitt Jr. who passed away on April 4, 2024. 

Paul spent nearly 30 years serving the citizens of Northern Arizona in a variety of local government roles including on the Flagstaff City Council, and as Vice Mayor and Mayor. He was appointed to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors in 1986 and served until 2004. He was involved in the health and vitality of his local community and had a genuine love for people. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Babbitt Jr., a true Arizona statesman whose leadership and commitment to his local community will be remembered for generations to come. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on the day of his interment to honor his life and legacy.”  

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

  • Interment
    04/14/2024

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 and on the day of interment, in honor of Tucson police officer Adam Buckner, who died in the line of duty while in route to an emergency on March 31.  

Officer Buckner has served as a Tucson police officer since November 2021 after starting his career in New Orleans in 2017. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“We mourn the sudden loss of Officer Buckner and our thoughts are with his family and the entire community of Tucson. This is a solemn reminder of the selfless service of officers and first responders who put their lives on the line everyday to keep our communities safe. I have called for flags to be lowered to half-staff to in honor of Officer Buckner's sacrifice.” 

We will further communicate the date of interment once set. 

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

Regards,

Arizona Department of Administration

  • Announcement
    04/02/2024

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