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.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Taylor Thyfault

DENVER — Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today order flags be lowered to half-staff tomorrow, Friday, May 29, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Colorado State Patrol Cadet Taylor Thyfault. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Thyfault, 21, was killed May 23, 2015, while assisting with an accident on Highway 66.

The funeral for Thyfault will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at Flatirons Community Church, 355 W South Boulder Road in Lafayette.  

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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Monday to observe Memorial Day

DENVER — Friday, May 22, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on on all public buildings statewide on Monday, May 25, as a mark of respect for Memorial Day and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to noon.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 22, 2015
PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2015
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day

DENVER — Thursday, May 14, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, May 15 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week 2015, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 13, 2015
PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY

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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Wednesday to observe a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln

DENVER — Tuesday, April 14, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Wednesday, April 15 in recognition of a Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln, and as proclaimed by President Barack Obama. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 14, 2015

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Capt. William DuBois

DENVER — Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise on Thursday, Dec. 11 until sunset on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in honor of U.S. Air Force Captain William DuBois of New Castle, Colorado.

DuBois, 30, died on Nov. 30 in the Middle East, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. According to initial reports, DuBois died of injuries sustained when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed while returning to its base.

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