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Half-staff flags: Honoring fallen Lieutenant Kevin P. Ward and EMT Connor Mandeville-Rakers

United States and Illinois flags half-staff Saturday through Wednesday

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:

  • Emergency Medical Technician Connor Mandeville-Rakers of the LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel from:

  • Sunrise on Saturday, September 9, 2023, to Sunset on Monday, September 11, 2023

Additionally, all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:

  • Lieutenant and Emergency Medical Technician Kevin P. Ward of the Chicago Fire Department

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel from:

  • Sunrise on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, to Sunset on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

More information: www.illinois.gov/about/flag-honors

Office of the Illinois Governor
Office of the Illinois Governorhttps://www.illinois.gov/
One of the duties of the Office of the ​Governor is to announce the lowering of flags to half-staff for every Illinois member of the armed forces, police force, fire service, and other groups covered by the Act killed in the line of duty. The Lansing Journal receives news releases regarding these occasions and republishes them for our community. We also publish other state news from the Governor's Office that impacts or interests our community.