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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.

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02/23/2021 to 02/27/2021

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 31, 2019 to honor the life of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Detention Officer Gene Lee who died on Wednesday in the line of duty. Flags will also be lowered on day of interment, which has not yet been set.

“Arizona deeply mourns the loss of Detention Officer Gene Lee, whose life was taken far too soon,” said Governor Ducey. “As a six-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Lee put his life on the line to ensure the safety of his fellow citizens and officers. Our hearts go out to the entire Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and our prayers are with Officer Lee’s family and loved ones. In honor of Officer Lee’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings today be lowered to half-staff.” 

 Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Other
    10/31/2019

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to honor Private First Class Antonio Garcia of Peoria, Arizona who died on Sunday, October 20, 2019 during a training exercise in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Flags will also be lowered on day of interment, which has not yet been set.“Arizona mourns the tragic loss of Private First Class Antonio Garcia,” said Governor Ducey. “Pfc. Garcia had taken an oath to defend our nation. He served honorably, and will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. In honor of Pfc. Garcia’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    10/22/2019

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 13, 2019 for the final interment of Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. On Monday, October 7, 2019, U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that Agent Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S Border Patrol.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Interment
    10/13/2019

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, October 8, 2019, to honor Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. On Monday, October 7, 2019, U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that Agent Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S Border Patrol. “Arizona’s prayers are with the family and loved ones of Agent Robert Hotten and the entire Border Patrol community,” said Governor Ducey. “Agent Hotten served with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 10 years, working to protect our nation and our communities. In honor of Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten’s life and service to Arizona and our country, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    10/08/2019

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from sunrise to sunset in honor of National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service.

“Arizona honors the many firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty,” said Governor Ducey. “From the Yarnell 19 to the everyday heroes in our communities, we will never forget their selfless service, bravery in the face of danger and sacrifice to protect all of us. Arizona’s prayers are with all of our firefighters and their families this weekend. In honor of our firefighters who have sacrificed their all, I have ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half staff.”

 

  • Holiday
    10/06/2019

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