Half Staff Notifications
Flags are at half-staff today.
Governor Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on the day of interment, as a mark of respect for the memory of retired Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who passed away on Friday, Dec. 1. Day of interment will be announced at a later date. Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: "Justice Sandra Day O’Connor put people above all else and created an eternal legacy that will forever be ingrained in the fibers of our state and nation’s history.On behalf of the State of Arizona, I send my deepest sympathies to her family, loved ones & everyone touched by her trailblazing legacy." 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 Monday, March 14 in honor of former Arizona House Minority Leader Robert McLendon, who died Wednesday.
“The loss of former House Minority Leader Robert McLendon is felt across Arizona,” said Governor Ducey. “A constant public servant, Representative McLendon was a dedicated educator, high school basketball coach and advocate for his community. A Douglas, Arizona native, Representative McLendon served the people of Yuma for decades and was a proud, life-long Yuman. Our thoughts are with his friends and family during this time.”
Representative McLendon was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives for nine from 1983 to 2001, and served on the Yuma County Board of Supervisors and Arizona Board of Regents.
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday, February 20, 2022, in honor of former Senator David Bradley, a long-time public servant who passed away on Saturday.
“Arizona is saddened by the passing of Senator David Bradley,” Governor Ducey said. “My deepest condolences go out to his wife Debbie, and his family and loved ones. Senator Bradley had an unwavering dedication to serving the people of Arizona, and we honor his life and years of public service. He was a true statesman who made a positive impact on the lives of many Arizonans across our state.”
Senator Bradley gave 25 years to public service, serving in the Navy, as a social worker for the state, and in the Arizona Legislature, where he served for 16 years. While in the Senate, he served as Minority Leader for two years, during which he worked across the aisle to advance important priorities. He was a licensed professional counselor and played an integral role in youth development.
“David worked tirelessly to make Arizona a better place, whether through elected office, as a counselor for youth or his work for nonprofits. He cared deeply about doing what is best for Arizonans, and I have the utmost respect for him.”
“During his time in the Senate, he lived as an example that working across the aisle, for a common good, benefits all Arizonans. Whether by expanding educational opportunities for foster kids, addressing the opioid epidemic, or passing the Drought Contingency Plan, he made a lasting impact on our state."
Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, February 11, in honor of former state Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford of Tucson whose death was announced today.
Sen. Cajero Bedford was among a line of Cajeros that served in the Arizona Legislature. Members of the Cajero family served almost continuously in the Legislature for more than forty years.
Prior to serving eight years in the Senate, she served in the Arizona House for eight years.
“Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford embodied strength, perseverance and sophistication,” said Governor Ducey. “Like her parents, she believed in the value of public service and was committed to ensuring the people of her southern Arizona district were well represented. Our deepest condolences are with Senator Cajero Bedford’s family, friends, community members and colleagues at the legislature.”
Governor Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, February 7, 2022, in honor of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz, who passed away after succumbing to injuries in a traffic collision.
Flags will also be lowered for the interment which has yet to be scheduled.
Judge Mroz was struck by a vehicle in Phoenix while crossing an intersection on Feb. 2. She passed away today after several days in a Valley hospital.
“Arizona is saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Judge Rosa Mroz,” said Governor Ducey. “An advocate for justice, dutiful public servant and transformational leader, Judge Mroz will be missed. We wish her family, loved ones and colleagues peace during this difficult time.”
Judge Mroz had served on the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2004 and was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano. Prior to her appointment, she served in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and worked as an associate in Arizona law firms. Mroz clerked for Arizona Court of Appeals Chief Judge Thomas Kleinschmidt and Arizona Supreme Court Justice James Duke Cameron.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, flags at all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 8, 2022 for the interment of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid.