Gov. Ducey orders all flags at half-staff Friday in honor of fallen officer

Gov. Ducey orders all flags at half-staff Friday in honor of fallen officer
The American flag at half staff.

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all Arizona state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Jan. 15, to honor Arizona State University Police Officer Joseph Montgomery, who passed away after a motorcycle accident, Thursday.

Officer Montgomery is survived by his wife and four children.

“Arizona is deeply saddened by the loss of ASU Police Officer Joseph Montgomery,” said Governor Ducey. “He spent 13 years with the department protecting students, faculty and the entire community. He put his life on the line to protect others, and we are grateful for his bravery, sacrifice and service. Our prayers are with his wife, four children, loved ones and the ASU Police Department during this difficult time. I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff tomorrow to honor Officer Montgomery’s life and service.”

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