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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Las Vegas shooting victims

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Gov. Rick Scott Monday has ordered flags at half-staff “in honor and remembrance of the victims of the act of violence committed in Las Vegas during the late-night hours of Oct. 1.” The U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff “at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida,” according to a statement from his office.

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Flags at half-staff for law enforcement deaths before Irma

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff to honor Hardee County Sheriff’s Deputy Julie Ann Bridges and Florida Department of Corrections Sgt. Joseph Ossman.

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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for officer from Pinellas

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Gov. Rick Scott on Friday ordered flags at half-staff to honor Pinellas County’s Joshua Albert Sanchez Montaad, an Agricultural Law Enforcement Officer who died in a wreck while on duty. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Montaad—a 25-year-old from Safety Harbor—was killed in a single car crash this Tuesday on U.S. 19 in Taylor County. “His patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree during a period of heavy rain,” the site said. His “vehicle caught fire and became engulfed in…

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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Austin J. Ruiz

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags at half-staff in honor of a Marine who died during a training exercise. Lance Cpl. Austin J. Ruiz of Naples died last Friday. Scott, who has a home in Naples, ordered that the U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff at City Hall in Naples, the Collier County Courthouse and at the Capitol in Tallahassee from sunrise to sunset this Sunday.  “Ann and I are heartbroken to hear of the loss of Floridian and U.S.…

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Gwen Graham celebrates July 4th by sponsoring bipartisan ‘Made-In-America Flag’ bill

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham got into the Independence Day spirit Friday by co-sponsoring a bill to ensure the federal government only purchases flags made in America. “There’s no better time than the Fourth of July to remind us how important the American Flag is to our nation,” the North Florida Democrat said. “This common-sense, bipartisan legislation would require the federal government only purchase American flags made in America. It’s the right thing to do to honor the founding fathers who…

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Rick Scott orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor victims of Brussels attacks

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the March 22 attack in Brussels. On Tuesday, Scott directed that flags at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout Florida be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 28. The order goes into effect immediately. In his proclamation, Scott said he and his wife, Ann, “join all Floridians and Americans in mourning with the people of Belgium and denouncing these senseless acts…

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