Governor Inslee is deeply saddened with the death of Spc. Robert W. Ellis, 21, of Kennewick, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory Monday, July 1, 2013. He died June 18 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained from indirect fire.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on July 1 or first thing Tuesday morning, July 2. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition. Please call (360) 816-2216 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.