Gov. Ducey orders flags at half-staff to honor border agent

Robert Hotten died while on patrol south of Patagonia

Gov. Ducey orders flags at half-staff to honor border agent

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to honor Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten.

On Monday, Oct. 7, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S. Border Patrol.

“Arizona’s prayers are with the family and loved ones of Agent Robert Hotten and the entire Border Patrol community,” Ducey said. “Agent Hotten served with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 10 years, working to protect our nation and our communities. In honor of Agent Robert Hotten’s life and service to Arizona and our country, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”

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