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Tag: flag lowering

June
29th

Flags lowered today for fallen Spokane Valley Marine

The flags at all Washington state agency buildings will be lowered today in honor of a 23-year-old Marine from Spokane Valley who died last week while fighting in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Joshua R. Dumway died from an improvised explosive device in Nimruz Province.

Flags will remain at half-staff until the close of business today or first thing Wednesday.

May
11th

Flags lowered today for local soldier killed in Afghanistan

Flags at all state buildings have been lowered today in honor of a 40-year-old soldier from Yelm who was killed last week in Afghanistan.

Flags will remain at half-staff through the end of the day or first thing Wednesday morning, Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed.

The flags are lowered in memory of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Mark W. Coleman of Yelm. He was killed May 2 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit. He was a 22-year military veteran.

April
29th

Flags lowered today for civil rights activist

Flags have been lowered today at all state facilities for a founding member of the American civil rights movement who died earlier this month.

Dorothy Height, 98, died April 20. Find more on Height here.

Flags will remain at half-staff through the end of today or first thing Friday.

April
15th

Flags lowered today for Tacoma soldier killed in Afghanistan

Flags at all state agency buildings will be lowered today in memory of a Tacoma soldier who was killed last weekend while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that flags remain at half-staff through the end of the day or first thing Friday in honor of U.S. Army Spc. Joseph T. Caron, who graduated from Parkland’s Washington High School in 2007.

Caron had been a paratrooper with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and was based out of Fort Bragg, N.C. He was killed Sunday by an enemy explosive in Kandahar province.

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Jan.
5th

After Mundell’s service, flags will be returned to full-staff

Flags throughout Pierce County have been ordered to return to full staff at the end of business today or first thing Wednesday.

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy directed all flags be lowered last week after Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell died from the injuries he sustained in a Dec. 21 shoot out with a domestic violence suspect.

Mundell’s memorial service is this afternoon at the Tacoma Dome.

Dec.
29th

UPDATE: Flags lowered indefinitely for deputy Mundell

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has ordered that all flags in the county be lowered today in memory of slain Pierce County sheriff’s deputy Kent Mundell.

The flags are to fly at half-staff until further.

Mundell was shot Dec. 21 when a drunken man opened fire on Mundell and Pierce County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Hausner at a home near Eatonville. Mundell returned fire and killed David Crable.

Mundell and Hausner were both injured. Hausner, who was shot in the neck, has since been released from the hospital. Mundell died Monday evening after he was removed from life support.

UPDATE: Pacific

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