Governor Inslee is deeply saddened with the death of USMC Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, of Spokane, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory Monday, January 13, 2014. He died January 1 in Afghanistan of injuries sustained while supporting combat operations.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on January 13 or first thing Tuesday morning, January 14. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.