Half Staff Notifications

Flag Banner

Flag Status

Flags are at half-staff today.

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.

Other
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, 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

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

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings 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.”

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to join in this tribute. 

  • Announcement
    07/08/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on July 2, 2020, to honor Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd. Officer Judd died Wednesday following a motorcycle crash while on duty. A husband and a father, Officer Judd was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served with the Peoria Police Department for 21 years. “Arizona mourns the tragic loss of Peoria Police Officer Jason Judd,” said Governor Ducey. “A 21-year veteran of the Peoria Police Department, Officer Judd put his life on the line every day to keep Arizonans safe. Our prayers are with his family, loved ones and fellow officers. To honor Officer Judd’s life and service, I have ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.” Individuals and businesses are encouraged to join in the tribute.

  • Announcement
    07/02/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state building be lowered to half-staff today, June 30, 2020 in honor and remembrance of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013. 

“Seven years ago, on one of the most tragic days in Arizona history, 19 heroic firefighters lost their lives protecting fellow Arizonans and their communities,” said Governor Ducey. “The brave Yarnell 19 had their whole lives ahead of them. They had families, loved ones and friends who cared deeply about them. They knew the dangers of their job, but they did it anyway, with courage and an abiding sense of duty and commitment to our communities. They represent all that is best about Arizona, and we will forever remember and honor their sacrifices. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of the Yarnell 19. May their cherished memories and the honor bestowed by their heroic actions bring comfort today and always.”

  • Holiday
    06/30/2020

Pages