Half-staff in honor and memory of Yuma City Councilman Gary Knight

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 3, 2024, in honor and respect of Yuma City Councilman Gary Knight, who passed away on April 14, 2024. 

A native of Yuma, Gary was a proud veteran and business owner and came out of retirement to serve the people of Yuma. He was elected to the City council in 2013 and also served as Deputy Mayor from 2017-2019, was on the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization Executive Board, Greater Yuma Port Authority Executive Board, represented the City on both the Chamber Transportation and Chamber Legislative Affairs Committees and was appointed by Governor Ducey to the State Transportation Board. 

Governor Hobbs issued the following statement: 

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Councilman Gary Knight, who was an unwavering supporter and advocate of the people of Yuma. My thoughts are with his wife Bonnie, his kids and the entire Yuma community as they grieve. I have ordered flags to fly at half-staff on Friday, the day of interment, to honor his life of service.”  

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

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Arizona & American Flag
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