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, was killed early Halloween morning “when he rear-ended a logging truck near an intersection … about five miles south of Perry,” according to WCTV6 Tallahassee.
The deputy, who’d been with the department since May 2015, was in his patrol car on the way to work, the station reported.