Governor Susana Martinez Announces Executive Order for Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor and Mourning of Rio Rancho Police Officer Anthony Haase Santa Fe - Governor Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in honor and mourning of Rio Rancho Police Officer Anthony Haase.
The full text of the Governor's executive order is below:
EXECUTIVE ORDER 2014-018
FLAGS FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR AND MOURNING OF RIO RANCHO POLICE OFFICER ANTHONY HAASE
WHEREAS, On Sunday, October 26, 2014, Rio Rancho Police Officer Anthony Haase was killed in the line of duty;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase was responding to a domestic violence emergency call when he was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase grew up in Rio Rancho and attended Rio Rancho High School, where he played baseball, a game that was an important part of his life;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase chose to dedicate his life to public safety as a law enforcement officer, graduating from the police academy in May of 2014 before becoming an officer with the Rio Rancho Police Department;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase's brother-in-law and father-in-law both have law enforcement backgrounds: Michael Hetes, an officer with the Rio Rancho Police Department, and Ron Hetes, an officer retired from the Albuquerque Police Department;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase is survived by his wife Nicole;
WHEREAS, Officer Haase was a devoted law enforcement professional, dedicated to the Rio Rancho Police Department and to the people of the City of Rio Rancho; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the Laws of the State of New Mexico, do hereby order that all flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 30, 2014, the day Officer Haase is laid to rest. The thoughts and prayers of the people of New Mexico go out to Officer Haase's loved ones in gratitude for his service and in mourning for their loss.
SIGNED AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 29th DAY OF OCTOBER 2014.
WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.
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