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In coordination with President Biden’s proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff for five days starting tomorrow, February 23, 2021, to honor the thousands of lives lost across Arizona and the nation due to COVID-19.   

“As we pull together and continue to work to save lives and fight COVID-19, we also grieve and pray for all the lives we’ve lost in Arizona and across the nation to this disease,” said Governor Ducey. “We mourn each and every life lost — loved ones, family, friends, neighbors. Every life is precious, and we will continue to work hard to protect more Arizonans and overcome the devastating effects of the pandemic. In coordination with the President’s proclamation, I’ve ordered flags at half-staff starting tomorrow to honor the lives lost. Our hearts and our prayers are with all those impacted by COVID-19.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

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02/23/2021 to 02/27/2021

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, August 28, 2020, to honor Tohono O'odham Police Officer Bryan Brown, who died today after responding to reports of a public disturbance by an armed and erratic driver in Why, Arizona. 

“Arizona is saddened by the loss of Tohono O'odham Police Officer Bryan Brown,” said Governor Ducey. “He was committed to serving others and put his life on the line answering the call of duty. For that, Arizona will be forever grateful. My sincerest condolences go out to Officer Brown’s loved ones as well as the Tohono O'odham Police Department. To honor Officer Brown, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow.”

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

  • Announcement
    08/28/2020

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

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