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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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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for north Fla. deputy

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Gov. Rick Scott ordered flags at half-staff on Saturday in honor of Taylor County sheriff’s deputy Michael Scott Williams. The order came in a memo to Taylor County Administrator Dustin Hinkle and county Sheriff L.E. “Bummy” Williams. The governor “direct(ed) the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff” at the Taylor County Courthouse and Sheriff’s Office in Perry, and City Hall in Steinhatchee. The flags will remain at half-staff “from sunrise to sunset” this Saturday. Williams, 46,…

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Flags will fly at half-staff for pilot Jeff Kuss

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday ordered flags at half-staff for U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jeff Kuss. Kuss was a pilot in the Blue Angels, the Navy’s elite flight demonstration squad. He died last week when his jet crashed during a training flight in Smyrna, Tennessee, according to The Associated Press. The governor ordered the U.S. and state flags to be lowered in Kuss’ honor at City Hall in Pensacola, where the Blue Angels are based, and at the state Capitol in Tallahassee…

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