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Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 14, 2024 in memory of Army veteran and long time public servant Paul Babbitt Jr. who passed away on April 4, 2024. 

Paul spent nearly 30 years serving the citizens of Northern Arizona in a variety of local government roles including on the Flagstaff City Council, and as Vice Mayor and Mayor. He was appointed to the Coconino County Board of Supervisors in 1986 and served until 2004. He was involved in the health and vitality of his local community and had a genuine love for people. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Babbitt Jr., a true Arizona statesman whose leadership and commitment to his local community will be remembered for generations to come. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on the day of his interment to honor his life and legacy.”  

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

Interment
04/14/2024

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.

  • Other
    02/07/2022

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.

  • Interment
    01/08/2022

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, January 7, 2022, in honor of Casa Grande Police Officer Jesus D. Lara. Officer Lara passed away on the morning of January 4th after his battle with COVID-19. Officer Lara is a six year veteran of the Casa Grande Police Department and 2 years with Gila River Police Department. Officer Lara leaves behind a wife and 3 children. Due to the scheduled half-staff for the interment of U.S. Senator Harry Reid on Saturday, January 8th, flags may remain lowered from sunrise on Friday, January 7th, to sunset on Saturday, January 8th. Flags will also be lowered for the interment of Officer Jesus D. Lara on Friday, January 21, 2022.

  • Announcement
    01/07/2022

Governor Doug Ducey today ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, December 13, 2021, in honor of Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord, who passed away today.   

The Governor issued the following statement about Mayor Lord: 

“Arizona is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mayor Georgia Lord. She was an inspiring woman and a proven leader who cared deeply about the City of Goodyear and the men, women and families who called it home.

“Under Mayor Lord, Goodyear was transformed into an economic juggernaut, attracting new businesses and residents. Her care and love for her city was apparent to all, and she was frequently honored by community organizations for her service and accomplishments.

“Mayor Lord was dedicated to the people of Goodyear and served them until the end. Her more than 15-year career in civic service is rooted in her city’s economic growth as she used her keen business sense to create opportunity for Goodyear’s citizens. As Goodyear’s first female mayor, her legacy as an incredibly passionate public servant will live on.  

“I offer my deepest condolences and prayers to her family and loved ones. In her memory, I’ve ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff.”

 

 

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

  • Announcement
    12/13/2021

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. 

  • Announcement
    12/06/2021 to 12/09/2021

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