Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor fallen firefighters lost in line of duty

DENVER — Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on all Federal office buildings in honor of fallen firefighters lost in the line of duty and in observance of Fire Prevention Week.

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 6, 2017
HONORING FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS LOST IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND RECOGNIZING FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Arvada Firefighter

DENVER — Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 14, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Arvada Firefighter Lieutenant Jim Schaefer. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Schaefer, 58, died on Sept. 10 after a courageous battle with cancer. He served as a member of Arvada Fire for more than 20 years, most recently as Lieutenant at Station 3. Schaefer loved serving the people of Arvada.  He is survived by his wife, three adult children, his mother, sisters and numerous nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Bible Chapel, 63rd Ave. and Ward Rd. in Arvada.  

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Monday to observe Patriot Day, annual remembrance of 9/11

DENVER — Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Monday, Sept. 11 in honor of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. This also is in recognition of Patriot Day, which was designated by Congress in 2001.

The full text of the president’s proclamation is below:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2017

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PATRIOT DAY, 2017

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Governor orders flags lowered for South Metro Firefighter Mike Freeman

DENVER — Tuesday, July 18, 2017 — Gov. Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Friday, July 21, 2017, on all public buildings statewide in memory of South Metro Firefighter Engineer Mike Freeman. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Freeman passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 16, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in late May of 2017. Freeman served with the South Metro Fire Rescue for more than 40 years, beginning his career with the Cherry Hills Village Fire Department in 1974.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Remington J. Peters

DENVER — Thursday, June 8, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise until sunset on Friday, June 9, 2017, in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Remington J. Peters, a Grand Junction, Colo. native.

Peters, 27, died on May 28 of injuries sustained during an airborne demonstration at Liberty State Park for New York Fleet Week. He enlisted in the Navy in 2008 and was a veteran of two combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Peters was a Navy SEAL and had been a member of the parachute team, the Leap Frogs, for more than a year.

During his career, Peters received numerous awards including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and many others.

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of former Colorado lawmaker and U.S. Congressman Ray Kogovsek

DENVER — Wednesday, May 3,  2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, May 4, on all public buildings statewide in honor of former Colorado lawmaker and U.S. Congressman Ray Kogovsek, who died this past Sunday. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

“We have lost a true warrior of democracy, said Governor John Hickenlooper. “Ray dedicated his life to supporting the interests of the people of Pueblo and Southern Colorado. His efforts have left an indelible mark across our state and on so many lives that will cherish his legacy of respect and selflessness in serving others.”

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered for Adams County Firefighter Brett Anderson

DENVER — Thursday, April 27, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 28, on all public buildings statewide in memory of Adams County Firefighter Brett Anderson. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Anderson, 55, died on April 22 following a more than two-year, courageous battle with cancer. Firefighter Anderson is survived by his wife Cecelia, two sons, Orlando Baca and Phillip Lopez, daughter Brandy Anderson, and nine grandchildren.  

Services will be held on Friday April 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church 6969 Sheridan Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003. Procession to follow, ending at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary, located at 7777 W. 29th Av, Wheat Ridge, CO. 80033. The funeral is open to the public, but Adams County Fire Rescue is encouraging people who wish to honor Firefighter Anderson to line the processional route as uniformed personnel will have seating priority at the church.

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Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered to honor John Glenn

DENVER — Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags to be flown half-staff on all public buildings statewide beginning immediately until sunset, on the day of interment, in honor of John Glenn, and as proclaimed by President Donald J Trump.

 

The full text of the president’s proclamation:

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 5,2017
IN HONOR OF JOHN GLENN

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in honor of former Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan

DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Feb. 22, on all public buildings statewide in honor of former Colorado Lt. Gov. Mark Hogan, who died last week. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Hogan died on Feb. 12 of natural causes. He was 86 years-old. He is survived by his wife, Linda; five children, a stepdaugher; and 16 grandchildren. His funeral was held Feb. 17 in Greenwood Village.

Hogan served as Lt. Gov. from 1967-1971 under Gov. John Love. He was elected twice to the Colorado House of Representatives. He also served as the chairman of the Colorado Democratic Party in 1979 and 1980. He was a real estate agent and developer.

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