Half-staff to honor Officer Adam Buckner

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 and on the day of interment, in honor of Tucson police officer Adam Buckner, who died in the line of duty while in route to an emergency on March 31.  

Officer Buckner has served as a Tucson police officer since November 2021 after starting his career in New Orleans in 2017. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“We mourn the sudden loss of Officer Buckner and our thoughts are with his family and the entire community of Tucson. This is a solemn reminder of the selfless service of officers and first responders who put their lives on the line everyday to keep our communities safe. I have called for flags to be lowered to half-staff to in honor of Officer Buckner's sacrifice.” 

We will further communicate the date of interment once set. 

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


Arizona Department of Administration

Flag(s) Lowered: 
Arizona & American Flag
Notice Type: 
Law Enforcement