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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 that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset Saturday, December 1, 2018, to honor the life of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White who was killed in the line of duty in Tucson on November 29, 2018. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.

 

“Arizona mourns the loss of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White who was killed while protecting our state. Deputy White’s ultimate sacrifice reminds us of the dangers that law enforcement officers and first responders face every single day — we’re eternally thankful for his courage and dedication and thankful to every hero who serves. Rest in peace, Chase White, Arizona’s prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,” said Governor Ducey. “In honor of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff effective immediately.”

  • Announcement
    11/29/2018 to 11/30/2018

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half- staff immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting last night in Thousand Oaks, California. 

The proclamation reads as follows: 

As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated in Thousand Oaks, California, on November 7, 2018, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 10, 2018. 

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

  • Other
    11/07/2018 to 11/09/2018

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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

  • Announcement
    10/27/2018 to 10/30/2018

Half-Staff Notification Governor Ducey is calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in observance of Patriot Day. Congress has designated September 11th of each year as “Patriot Day", a national day of remembrance for the innocent victims who lost their lives and in honor of the families they left behind.

  • Holiday
    09/10/2018

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 7, 2018 for the interment of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin who passed away from injuries he received when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Iraq.

  • Interment
    09/06/2018

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