Half-Staff Alert
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Half-Staff Alert - October 5, 2019
For Iowa Only

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in honor and remembrance of Rev. Al Henderson, a pastor in Fort Dodge who was killed Wednesday night at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Henderson was the chaplain for the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Iowa State Patrol and Fort Dodge Fire Department.

He was the pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge and in Boone.

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.



**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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