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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear

DENVER — Friday, March 9, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Tuesday, March 13, in honor of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jordan L. Bear, who was killed this month in Afghanistan. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.


Bear, 25, died on March 1 as a result of a gunshot. He was assigned to the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, N.C.


The funeral will be Tuesday at the All Saints Roman Catholic Church in Denver.