Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags to full-staff on Saturday

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be raised to full-staff on all public buildings statewide at sunset on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, the day of interment for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Flags were ordered to half-staff on Feb. 14 by the governor and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama as a sign of respect for Justice Scalia.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

DENVER — Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset, on the day of interment, in honor of Justice Antonin Scalia, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. The governor previously ordered state flags lowered on Monday, Feb. 15 as a mark of respect for Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer. This order extends previous order.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release Feb. 13, 2016
IN HONOR OF JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer

DENVER — Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Feb. 15, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Mesa County Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Deputy Geer was critically wounded while attempting to stop a man with a gun in eastern Grand Junction on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. It was determined that Deputy Geer would not recover from his injuries and he was kept on life support to provide one last selfless act of service by donating his organs. On late Wednesday, Feb. 10, Deputy Geer passed away as life support was removed.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

DENVER — Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags remain at half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Monday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2015, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. The governor and President Obama previously ordered flags lowered in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino. Flags should return to full-staff at the end of the display day on Monday.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor the victims of the attack in San Bernardino

DENVER — Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately through December 7 in honor of the victims of the attack in San Bernardino, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. The governor previously ordered state flags lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the shootings in Colorado Springs. This order extends previous order.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE

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.

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