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
DENVER — Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced several Boards and Commissions appointments to the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging and the Board of Trustees at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging studies and produces a comprehensive strategic action plan on aging in Colorado through the year 2030. The Planning Group examines the impact, both positive and negative, of the aging demographic shift on the economy, workforce, businesses, market based products and services; state and local revenue budgets and fiscal policies; Medicaid and other safety-net programs and the collateral impact on other nonrelated state programs; family caregiving and public and private options for long-term care, services and support; federal entitlement reforms; transportation services and infrastructure.
For a term expiring August 1, 2017:
Kylie Ann Agnew of Denver, to serve as a representative of private, public and community-based health care and long-term care, service or support provider for older adults, and occasioned by the resignation of Eliza R. Lanman of Denver, appointed;
For a term expiring August 1, 2018:
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.