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Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to honor helicopter pilot Bryan Boatman. A resident of Glendale, Arizona, Boatman was killed Tuesday in a helicopter crash while helping firefighters contain the Polles Fire on the Tonto National Forest in Gila County.

 

Boatman was 37 years old. He is survived by his wife and an 8-year-old child.

 

“This tragic loss is a reminder of the ever-present dangers faced by those battling wildfires,” said Governor Ducey. “As a helicopter pilot, Bryan Boatman was carrying out a service to the people of Arizona alongside the men and women fighting the Polles Fire. He performed his duty with honor and bravery, and it will be remembered as such by our state. My deepest condolences go out to Bryan’s family and loved ones. Our prayers are with them and all of Arizona’s wildland firefighters working day and night to keep us safe.”

 

“In honor of Bryan’s life, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”

Announcement
07/08/2020

In coordination with the President's proclamation honoring the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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

Regards,

Arizona Department of Administration

  • Announcement
    05/22/2020 to 05/24/2020

Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to the federal, state, local, and tribal peace officers who have died or who have suffered disabilities in the line of duty.In coordination with the President's proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, May 15, 2020for National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  Governor Ducey released the following statement: “Arizona’s peace officers put their lives on the line to serve others and protect our communities — and some have given their all to carry out their duties. This day is about them. Their names and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Arizona is forever grateful to all these heroes—and their families—for their service and for giving their all to keep others safe.” In addition, the Arizona State Capitol will remain lit blue on Friday night in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Capitol was lit blue on April 15th as a symbol of support for Arizona's frontline medical workers and emergency responders battling COVID-19.

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

  • Holiday
    05/15/2020

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the life and legacy of former Arizona Governor Jane Hull, who passed away today at the age of 84. Per flag protocol, the flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of interment, which has not been set yet. 

 

The Governor released the following statement: 

 

“Arizona is deeply saddened by the passing of former Governor Jane Hull.

A former teacher, legislator, Arizona’s first woman Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State, and Arizona’s first woman elected governor, Governor Hull was a trailblazer and principled leader whose vision and commitment, especially to our state’s kids, will have a lasting impact.

Governor Hull’s legacy includes bringing members of both parties together to pass Proposition 301, a generational funding source for our schools; establishing KidsCare, providing health care to tens of thousands of Arizona kids in need; and helping to launch TGen, a first-of-its-kind genomics research institute in Arizona.

Governor Hull came to Arizona in 1962 with her husband, Dr. Terry Hull, who served as a doctor on the Navajo Nation. They were a team dedicated to each other throughout their lives.

Through 25 years of public service, Governor Hull steered Arizona through sometimes turbulent political times, providing steady leadership and an unwavering commitment to doing what’s right and ethical. She will be remembered for her strength of conviction, grace and ability to bring people together for the long-time benefit of all Arizonans.

Governor Hull will be greatly missed. Angela and I offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to her family and loved ones. In honor of Governor Hull’s life and legacy, I’ve ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff.”

 

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

  • Announcement
    04/17/2020 to 04/24/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff  today for the interment of Commander Greg Carnicle of the Phoenix Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday, March 29, while responding to a domestic violence dispute. 

 

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute. 

  • Interment
    04/07/2020

 

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, March 30, 2020, to honor Commander Greg Carnicle of the Phoenix Police Department. Commander Carnicle died on Sunday, March 29, in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence dispute. He was a 31-year law enforcement veteran and held positions including the special assignments and K9 units as well as overseeing evening and weekend patrol operations.

“Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle,” said Governor Ducey. “Commander Carnicle and his fellow officers displayed bravery and courage in the face of danger. They put their lives on the line to carry out their duty — with Commander Carnicle paying the ultimate sacrifice. His passing, just months before his retirement, is yet another tragic reminder of the dangers our officers face everyday to keep us safe. Our prayers are with Commander Carnicle’s family and loved ones and the Phoenix Police Department. In honor of his service, I’m ordering all flags to half-staff until sunset today.”

Two fellow Phoenix Police Officers also were injured Sunday night in the shooting and are recovering. 

  • Announcement
    03/30/2020

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