Jefferson City, MO- Gov. Jay Nixon has issued the statement below following the line of duty death this morning of Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper James M. Bava in a motor vehicle accident in Audrain County:
“The death of Trooper Bava is a reminder of the dangers that the members of Missouri’s law enforcement community face each time they put on their uniforms, and how they willingly put themselves in harm’s way,” Gov. Nixon said. “We join his family, friends and colleagues in mourning his death, and the flags at half-staff will honor Trooper Bava’s service and sacrifice.”
The Governor has ordered the U.S. and state flags at all Missouri State Highway Patrol facilities to be immediately lowered to half-staff, through the date of Trooper Bava’s funeral. After a funeral date is set, Gov. Nixon will order flags statewide to fly at half-staff on that day to honor Trooper Bava.
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