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Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, August 8, 2020 for the interment of Arizona National Guard member and Phoenix Police Officer Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr.

Interment
08/08/2020

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the life of Senator John McCain who passed away Saturday. Flags will remain lowered until sunset on day of interment, which has not been set.

The Governor released the following statement:

“John McCain is one American who will never be forgotten.

He was a giant. An icon. An American hero. But here at home, we were most proud to call him a fellow Arizonan. Like so many of us, he was not born here, but his spirit, service and fierce independence shaped the state with which he became synonymous.

Angela and I join all Arizonans in praying for Cindy and the entire McCain family during this difficult time and offering our full support.

 

As we mourn his passing and celebrate his truly phenomenal life, we’re also faced with the void John McCain’s absence leaves in the heart and soul of our nation.

 

John McCain fought for America every day — from the Navy through Vietnam to the U.S. Senate. He fought for what he thought was right, even when it wasn’t popular. His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.

 

John McCain was about more than politics. He brought us above partisanship and challenged us to be great.

 

He once told us, ‘We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.’

 

May his life and legacy continue to inspire us to build a future for this country, and a history for this country, that would make John McCain proud.” 

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

  • Announcement
    08/24/2018 to 08/29/2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, August 22 in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, an Arizona native, who passed away on Monday from injuries he received when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Iraq. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.

 

The Governor released the following statement: "We mourn the loss of one of our brave soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer Galvin today. He made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country, and we are forever grateful. In honor of his service to our country, I've ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 22, 2018."

 

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

 

  • Other
    08/21/2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that State of Arizona flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, August 6, 2018, in honor of Gilbert Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief James Nelson who passed away last week. 

  • Other
    08/05/2018

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 3, 2018 for the interment of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was killed in the line of duty from injuries related to a shooting.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Interment
    08/02/2018

Governor Doug Ducey this morning directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset Friday, July 27, 2018, in honor of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was killed in the line of duty from injuries related to a shooting. Another State Trooper, Dalin Dorris, was critically injured during the tragic incident. 

 

The Governor released the following statement: “Arizona today mourns the loss of one of our brave State Troopers, Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in the line of duty, and we pray for the health of Trooper Dalin Dorris who sustained critical injuries during the incident.

 

“This tragedy is an all too real and heartbreaking reminder of the harm our heroic law enforcement officers face each and everyday for the safety and wellbeing of Arizonans, and for peace in our communities. 

 

“This morning I ask Arizonans to join me in prayer and reflection; in gratitude for Trooper Edenhofer’s service to our state, for the strength and health of Trooper Dorris, for both of their grieving families, and for all of our brave law enforcement officers who are mourning the loss of one of their own. Arizona stands in support with you all. 

 

“I’ve directed all flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset tomorrow, Friday, July 27, 2018."

 

  • Announcement
    07/25/2018 to 07/26/2018

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