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Flags are at half-staff today.

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 day of interment, which has not been announced. 

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 09/25/2020

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, August 8, 2020 for the interment of Arizona National Guard member and Phoenix Police Officer Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr.

  • Interment
    08/08/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, July 31, 2020, to honor Arizona National Guard member and Phoenix Police Officer Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr., who died on Wednesday at a Tempe hospital following a training event. 

Army 2nd Lieutenant Bryant was a traditional Guard member and assigned to the 850th Military Police Battalion of the Arizona National Guard located at Papago Park Military Reservation. He was commissioned through Arizona State University’s Reserve Officer Training Course in 2019. He was the recipient of the Minuteman Scholarship through the National Guard. Prior to commissioning, Bryant enlisted in the National Guard at the age of 17 serving as a Military Police Officer. 

As a civilian, Bryant was also a member of the Phoenix Police Department, where he served since 2017.

“Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of Army 2nd Lieutenant Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr.,” said Governor Ducey. “Bryant made service his calling, as a citizen-soldier of the Arizona National Guard and Phoenix Police Officer. He carried out his duties with excellence and honor — a model of what it truly means to serve one’s country and communities. His tragic loss is felt by many throughout our state. My deepest condolences go out to Bryant’s family, loved ones, and all those who served alongside him. In honor of his life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”

  • Announcement
    07/31/2020

In coordination with the President’s proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half staff immediately in remembrance of U.S. Congressman John Lewis. Flags will remain lowered through sunset Sunday, July 19, as previously communicated, for the interment of helicopter pilot Bryan Boatman, who was killed July 8 in a helicopter crash while helping firefighters contain the Polles Fire on the Tonto National Forest in Gila County.

  • Announcement
    07/18/2020

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset July 19,  2020 for the interment of helicopter pilot Bryan Boatman, who was killed July 8 in a helicopter crash while helping firefighters contain the Polles Fire on the Tonto National Forest in Gila County.

 

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

 

  • Interment
    07/19/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, July 14, 2020 for the interment of Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd. A husband and a father, Officer Judd was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served with the Peoria Police Department for 21 years. 

  • Interment
    07/14/2020

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