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.

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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:

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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.

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