Half-Staff Alert - January 17th, 2018
For Washington State

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Pierce County Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, 34, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Deputy McCartney was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call on January 8, 2018.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

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 Celebration of Life service will be held on January 17, 2018, beginning at 1:00 pm, at Pacific Lutheran University's Olson Auditorium, 12180 Park Avenue S., Parkland, 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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