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Posted on: December 3, 2018

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Half Staff Honoring

DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in honor of Sergeant Matthew Moreno.

Moreno, 37, of Trinidad, Colo., died in a traffic crash on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. He was responding to an incident when the vehicle he was traveling in collided with a civilian’s vehicle. The driver of that car and her daughter also were killed. The incident remains under investigation.

This order stacks on the Dec. 1, 2018, order for President George H.W. Bush. Flags should remain lowered through Dec. 30, 2018.

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DENVER — Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in honor of U.S. Army Sergeant Jason McClary. McClary was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. and has family in Fountain, Colo. He will be buried Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

McClary, 24, died on Dec. 2, 2018 of injuries he sustained from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. McClary earned two Purple Hearts and three Army Commendation medals while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This order stacks on the Dec. 1, 2018, order for President George H.W. Bush. Flags should remain lowered through Dec. 30, 2018.

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DENVER — Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide immediately for 30 days to honor former President George H.W. Bush and as ordered by President Trump. The former president died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at the age of 94.

“President Bush lived each day with courage,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “He never flinched from a tough decision, and every day as President brought honor and dignity to the office and the country. He left a lasting legacy on the importance of civility in politics.”


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