Half-Staff Alert
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Half-Staff Alert - October 2nd, 2018
For Minnesota Only

In honor and remembrance of Minnesota Corrections Officer Joseph Michael Parise, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

Officer Parise, thirty-seven years of age, dedicated four years of exemplary service to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. From Forest Lake Minnesota, Parise enjoyed shooting, playing racquetball, cats, his beloved honor guard, spending time with his wife and playing with his beautiful sweet little girl.

Officer Joseph Parise died in the line of duty after experiencing a medical emergency at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Oak Park Heights on Monday, September 24, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Andrea Parise, his daughter and his baby due this Spring; father, Joseph Parise Sr., step-mother, Lucille Parise; three sisters, two brothers; grandfather, Patsy Ciccotelli (Linda); mother- and father-in-law, Mike and Nancy Dean; brother-in-law Preston (Michaela) Dean; several other family members, loving friends, and many fellow correctional officers and colleagues.

A celebration of Officer Parise’s life with public safety honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel.



**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.


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