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Flags are at half-staff today.

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, October 23, 2021, for the interment of La Paz County Sgt. Michael D. Rudd, who passed away on October 11th.

 

Flags should already be at half-staff to honor General Colin Powell. They can remain at half-staff until sunset on October 23rd.

 

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

Interment
10/23/2021

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, July 13, 2021, to honor two wildland firefighting aircraft personnel who died Saturday in an airplane crash. 

Air Tactical Group Supervisor Jeff Piechura and pilot Matthew Miller tragically died as they engaged in wildland firefighting operations on the Cedar Basin Fire in northwest Arizona.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jeff Piechura and Matthew Miller, who were carrying out their mission on the Cedar Basin Fire in service of the people of Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “My deepest condolences go to the Piechura and Miller families, their loved ones and colleagues. The memory of these brave, selfless firefighters will live on. Our prayers are with them and all of Arizona’s wildland firefighters serving in the face of danger to keep their fellow Arizonans safe.”

  • Announcement
    07/13/2021

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, June 30, 2021, in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives protecting fellow Arizonans from the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013. The Governor released the following statement:

“Arizona lost 19 heroic firefighters eight years ago to one of the most devastating wildfires in state history. These brave men gave their all in defense of our communities, and their service remains among the greatest ever known to our state. We will never forget their sacrifice. 

“When the Yarnell Hill Fire struck, the Granite Mountain Hotshots defended Arizona communities against the flames without hesitation. They didn’t shy away from their duties, and did everything they could to protect those in harm’s way. Today we remember the heroism of these firefighters, and send thoughts and prayers to their families, loved ones and the entire wildland fire community.

“We also honor those who are fighting wildfires across Arizona today, and are grateful for their selflessness, bravery and dedication to protecting fellow Arizonans.”

 

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

  • Announcement
    06/30/2021

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff until sunset today, June 1, 2021, to honor Phoenix Police Officer Ginarro New, who died from a car accident while on duty last night.

“Officer Ginarro New of the Phoenix Police Department worked each day to protect Arizonans,” said Governor Ducey. “We are devastated by the loss of Officer New, who served with the Department for just under two years. He made safe communities his top priority, and we are grateful for his bravery and dedication to protecting others. Our prayers are with his wife and loved ones. I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer New’s life and service.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    06/01/2021

Half-Staff Notification

PHOENIX —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 May 30, 2021 to honor the victims of the shooting that took place in San Jose, California on the morning of May 26, 2021. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Other
    05/27/2021 to 05/30/2021

Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to the federal, state, local, and tribal peace officers who have died or 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 Saturday, May 15, 2021for National Peace Officers Memorial Day.  “Arizona’s peace officers are on the frontlines every day serving our communities, protecting others and putting their lives on the line — and some don’t return home after carrying out their duties,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is grateful to the heroic men and women who wear the badge, and we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This Peace Officers Memorial Day, we take a moment to pause and remember the officers who died in the line of duty and thank those who bravely protect our communities every day.” 

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

  • Holiday
    05/15/2021

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