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Governor Doug Ducey ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on June 24, 2022, in honor of Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney, who passed away.
The Governor issued the following statement about Mayor Barney:
“Arizona is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Gail Barney. A resident of Queen Creek nearly his entire life, he cared greatly about his community and all those who called it home.
“Under Mayor Barney, the Town of Queen Creek has become one of the fastest growing municipalities in the nation, attracting industry giants and many new residents. His vision and leadership helped make that growth possible.
“Serving Queen Creek for over 20 years, Mayor Barney dedicated his life to the people of Queen Creek. He was committed to fostering economic growth and creating opportunities for Queen Creek’s growing population. His legacy as a humble public servant who cared for his community will live on.
“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to his family and loved ones. In his memory, I’ve ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff.”
Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday, June 6, in honor of White Mountain Apache Police Officer Adrian Lopez.
Officer Lopez was killed in the line of duty Thursday night after being shot while making a traffic stop in Whiteriver, Arizona.
“This is a heartbreaking loss. Officer Adrian Lopez served with the White Mountain Apache Police Department for just five months when he lost his life in the line of duty,” said Governor Ducey. “There is no greater act of selflessness than for one to lay down his life for another. Officer Lopez will be remembered as a selfless and brave protector. This is a sobering reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers face every day to keep others safe. Acts of violence and lawlessness against our law enforcement is unacceptable. In this time of mourning, our prayers are with Officer Lopez’s wife, child and loved ones as well as the White Mountain Apache Tribe.”
Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 30 in honor of all service members who have died for our country.
The governor released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day:
“On Memorial Day, we are reminded why America is the land of the free and the home of the brave – because of courageous men and women who have served and sacrificed for their country.
“Arizona is grateful for those who fought to protect our way of life, liberty and individual freedoms. We enjoy endless opportunities because they laid down their lives to defend it.
“President Ronald Reagan once said, ‘We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need.’
“We pay tribute to those men and women by continuing to protect the liberties for which they valiantly gave their lives.
“To our fallen heroes and the loved ones they left behind, we honor you and are eternally grateful.
“I wish all Arizonans and their families a safe and meaningful Memorial Day.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey today ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset, Saturday, May 28 in honor of the victims of the Uvalde, Texas shooting.
“Our prayers are with the parents, families, students and staff of Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas at this unimaginable time,” said Governor Ducey. “Today’s events are heartbreaking and soul-wrenching. We are thankful for the heroic efforts of medical professionals, law enforcement and community members who responded so quickly. In honor and remembrance of the victims, flags at all State of Arizona buildings will be lowered to half-staff until sunset, Saturday, May 28.” Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
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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 Sunday, May 15, 2022 for National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.