Half-Staff Alert for October 30th, 2017
For Washington State

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Monday, October 30, 2017. Staff Sgt. Black was killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4, 2017.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on October 30, 2017.

Staff Sgt. Black will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on October 30, 2017.

**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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