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For Washington State Only
Governor Jay Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Deputy Thompson was killed in the line of duty on March 19, 2019.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, March 28.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on March 28 at the Nicholson Pavilion, 715 E. Dean Nicholson Blvd., on the Central Washington University Campus in Ellensburg, Washington.
**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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