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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 ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, March 30, 2020, to honor Commander Greg Carnicle of the Phoenix Police Department. Commander Carnicle died on Sunday, March 29, in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence dispute. He was a 31-year law enforcement veteran and held positions including the special assignments and K9 units as well as overseeing evening and weekend patrol operations.

“Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle,” said Governor Ducey. “Commander Carnicle and his fellow officers displayed bravery and courage in the face of danger. They put their lives on the line to carry out their duty — with Commander Carnicle paying the ultimate sacrifice. His passing, just months before his retirement, is yet another tragic reminder of the dangers our officers face everyday to keep us safe. Our prayers are with Commander Carnicle’s family and loved ones and the Phoenix Police Department. In honor of his service, I’m ordering all flags to half-staff until sunset today.”

Two fellow Phoenix Police Officers also were injured Sunday night in the shooting and are recovering. 

  • Announcement
    03/30/2020

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset today, March 11, 2020, to honor the life of Tempe Firefighter Tommy Arriaga.

  • Interment
    03/11/2020

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on February 29, 2020, for the interment of White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood.

Officer Kellywood was killed in the line of duty while responding to a report of gunshots fired south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Officer Kellywood joined the department nine months ago after graduating from the police academy. Born in McNary, Arizona, Officer Kellywood was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

 

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute. 

  • Interment
    02/29/2020

Governor Doug Ducey today ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, February 18, 2020, in honor of White Mountain Apache Police Officer David Kellywood.

Officer Kellywood was killed in the line of duty while responding to a report of gunshots fired south of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Officer Kellywood joined the department nine months ago after graduating from the police academy. Born in McNary, Arizona, Officer Kellywood was a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

“Arizona mourns the death of Officer David Kellywood of the White Mountain Apache Police Department,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “This heartbreaking loss is another reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers face every day to keep others safe. Our prayers are with Officer Kellywood’s wife, children and loved ones as well as the White Mountain Apache Tribe. In honor of Officer Kellywood’s life and service, I am ordering flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”

  • Announcement
    02/18/2020

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, January 24, 2020, to honor First Officer Paul Hudson. A resident of Buckeye, AZ, Hudson was killed Wednesday in a plane crash while battling wildfires in New South Wales, Australia. 

 

“First Officer Paul Hudson was a hero who represented Arizona’s very best,” said Governor Ducey. “A graduate of the Naval Academy, First Officer Hudson served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps before becoming a firefighter. Then, when duty called again, First Officer Hudson didn’t hesitate, putting his life on the line to help others battling wildfires in Australia. My sincere condolences go out to First Officer Hudson’s family and loved ones. And our prayers are with them and all Arizona’s firefighters providing aid in Australia.  

 

“In honor of First Officer Hudson’s life and years of service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.” 

  • Announcement
    01/24/2020 to 01/25/2020

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