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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 8/22/2014
END: 8/22/2014
US Flags at Half Staff in OR in Honor of Don Kendall
- Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all United States flags at Oregon Department of Transportation facilities state wide lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 22, 2014 in honor of Don Kendall. Mr. Kendall was killed in the line of duty on a project in Echo, Oregon on July 22, 2014. This order only applies to ODOT facilities; no other agencies are affected.
START: 7/21/2014
END: 7/21/2014
All US flags to be flown at half staff in Honor of Gov.Victor Atiyeh
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be flown at half staff on Monday, July 21, 2014 until the day of interment in honor of former Governor Victor Atiyeh who passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the age of 91.
START: 6/17/2014
END: 6/17/2014
US flags to half staff in Honor of Emilio Hoffman and Paul Lee
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has proclaimed flags lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at all public buildings in honor of Emilio Hoffman and Paul Lee who were both killed in school shootings.
START: 2/24/2014
END: 2/24/2014
Flags at half staff in Oregon in Honor of soldier John A. Pelham

Governor Kitzhaber orders flags at half-staff in honor of Oregon soldier John A. Pelham. Spc. Pelham died on February 12 in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy small arms fire.

START: 11/14/2013
END: 11/14/2013
Flags to Half-Staff in Oregon in Honor of Robert Libke
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 14, 2013, in honor of Officer Robert Libke.
START: 11/14/2013
END: 11/14/2013
Flags at Half Staff in Oregon in Honor of Robert Libke
Oregon Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 14, 2013, in honor of Officer Robert Libke.
START: 12/12/2012
END: 12/12/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of the victims of the Clackamas Town Center shooting

December 12, 2012 - Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered American flags to be lowered immediately and flown at half-staff until sundown today, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in respect for the victims of the Clackamas Town Center shooting

START: 11/19/2012
END: 11/19/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Captain James Nehl

November 19, 2012 - Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, November 19, 2012 in honor of Captain James Nehl of Gardiner, Oregon who died on November 9th, 2012 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/5/2012
END: 9/5/2012
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Mabry Anders

September 5, 2012 - Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has directed all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in honor of United States Army Specialist Mabry Anders of Baker City, Oregon who died on August 27, 2012 in Kalagush, Afghanistan.

START: 6/4/2012
END: 6/4/2012
Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Keaton G. Coffey

June 4, 2012 - Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half staff  on Monday, June 4, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Corporal Keaton G. Coffey of Boring, Oregon who died on May 24, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

START: 3/12/2012
END: 3/12/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Oregon in Honor of Coast Guard LTJG Thomas Cameron

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber flags to be flown at half-staff at all public institutions on Monday, March 12, 2012 in honor of Coast Guard LTJG Thomas Cameron who died on February 28, 2012 in a helicopter crash in Mobile Bay, Alabama.

START: 12/5/2011
END: 12/5/2011
OR Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Buddy R. Herron

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, December 5, 2011 in honor of Correctional Officer Buddy R. Herron.

START: 9/30/2011
END: 9/30/2011
Oregon Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Danial Adams

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 30, 2011 in honor of United States Army Master Sergeant Danial Adams who died on September 13, 2011 in Wardak province, Afghanistan.

START: 8/20/2011
END: 8/20/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Ryley Gallinger-Long

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, August 20, 2011 in honor of Navy Hospitalman Ryley Gallinger-Long who died on August 11, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

START: 8/8/2011
END: 8/8/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Oregon in Honor of Mark O. Hatfield

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff immediately, Monday, August 8, 2011 until sunset Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in honor of former Oregon Senator Mark O. Hatfield.

START: 7/28/2011
END: 7/28/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Oregon in Honor of Betty Roberts

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 28, 2011, in honor of the Honorable Betty Roberts, whose memorial service will take place in Portland on that date. “Betty Roberts’ distinguished career as an educator, politician, lawyer and judge broke down barriers,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Her work on issues of gender equity and access to justice changed the political, social, and legal landscape in Oregon. She was and will continue to be a role model, mentor, and inspiration to many.”

START: 5/14/2011
END: 5/14/2011
American Flags are at Half Mast in Oregon in Honor of Andrew Evan Lara

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in honor of Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Andrew Evan Lara of Albany, Oregon who died on April 27, 2011 in a non-combat related incident in Babil province, Iraq.

START: 5/7/2011
END: 5/7/2011
American Flags are at Half Staff in Oregon in Honor of Robert Duncan

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered flags statewide lowered to half-staff on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in honor of former United States Congressman Robert Duncan who passed away on Friday, April 29, 2011.

START: 4/25/2011
END: 4/29/2011
Flags to Half Staff in Oregon in Honor of Officer Chris Kilculle

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags to half-staff immediately in Lane County through Friday, April 29, 2011 in honor of Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen who died in the line of duty on Friday, April 22, 2011. Additionally, Governor Kitzhaber has ordered all flags state wide lowered to half-staff on Friday, April 29, 2011 in honor of Officer Kilcullen.

START: 2/26/2011
END: 2/26/2011
Flags to Half Mast in Honor of Matthew J. DeYoung of Talent

Oregon Governor Kitzhaber has ordered flags at all public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in memory of United States Marine Sergeant Matthew J. DeYoung of Talent, Oregon who died February 18, 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.