Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Paris

DENVER — Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately through sunset on Thursday, Nov. 19, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Paris, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Springfield paramedic

DENVER — Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Nov. 12, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Springfield paramedic Rick Hartley. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Hartley, 63, died on Friday, Nov. 6 as a result of an auto accident while transporting a patient in an ambulance.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Retired Major General John L. France

DENVER - Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 - Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Oct. 26, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Maj. Gen. John L. France. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

France, who passed away on Oct. 15, was the longest serving Adjutant General of Colorado from 1979-1995 and was one of the last surviving of the famed Minute Men pilots.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for North Metro Firefighter Craig Moilanen

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today order flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 16, on all public buildings statewide in memory of North Metro Firefighter Craig Moilanen. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Moilanen, 36, died on Oct. 8 of complications from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a disease he sustained through his work as a firefighter. Moilanen is survived by his wife Amy, their two children and family members.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Roseburg

DENVER — Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately through sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 6 in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Roseburg, Oregon, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. The lowering of the flag will this year coincide with Sunday’s Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service in honor of which flags would normally be lowered on that date.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga

DENVER — Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags remain at half-staff on all public buildings statewide through Saturday, July 25 in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags are currently at half-mast until sunset today in memory of Denver firefighter John Whelan, and should now remain lowered until sunset on Saturday, July 25.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Denver firefighter John Whelan

DENVER — Monday, July 20, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today order flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21, on all public buildings statewide in memory of fallen Denver firefighter John Whelan. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Whelan, 46, died on July 15 from injuries he sustained during a June warehouse fire. He was a 15-year veteran of the department and is survived by his wife and young son.

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