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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 December 9, 2021 to honor former Senator Bob Dole, who died yesterday at age 98.
We also want to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. This year is the 80th anniversary of that infamous day in US History, which is remembered every year on that date, since being designated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day by Congress in 1994. Flags fly at half-staff every year on this date to honor the victims.
- Announcement12/06/2021 to 12/09/2021
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, December 4, 2021, to honor Tucson sector U.S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios, who died in the line of duty on Monday, November 29.
“The tragic loss of Agent Martin Barrios is felt all across Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “His years of dedicated service in the Navy and as a border patrol agent helped protect our state and nation. Agent Barrios’ death is a sobering reminder of the danger law enforcement professionals face every day — and we are grateful for his unwavering bravery. Our deepest condolences go to his family, loved ones and colleagues with the Tucson sector border patrol. In honor of Agent Barrios’ life, service and bravery, I’ve ordered flags be lowered to half-staff.”
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, November 20, 2021, for the interment of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Chad Brackman who was killed on November 10th.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 18, 2021, to honor retired Mesa Fire and Medical Department Captain Trevor Madrid. On Sunday, November 14, Captain Madrid passed away in the line of duty after a battle with occupational-related cancer.
“Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of Captain Trevor Madrid,” said Governor Ducey. “He put his life on the line day in and day out to protect Arizonans, and it’s devastating that his service ultimately led to his passing. We must do more to protect our first responders from life-threatening illnesses. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Captain Madrid during this challenging time.”
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, November 13, 2021, to honor Tucson sector U.S. Border Patrol Agent Anibal "Tony" A. Perez, who died on November 5 in the line of duty.
“Arizona mourns the loss of Border Patrol Agent Tony Perez,” said Governor Ducey. “He put his life on the line to keep our border safe and protect fellow Arizonans. His bravery and selflessness made our communities and entire state stronger — and we are grateful for his service. My prayers are with Agent Perez’s loved ones, colleagues and the whole southern Arizona law enforcement community. In honor of his life and service, I’ve ordered flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow.”