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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 3/7/2014
END: 3/7/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in California in Honor of Nicholas Lee

California Governor Brown has ordered flags at half-staff in honor of death of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Nicholas Lee. Officer Lee, 40, of La Crescenta, died in a collision.

START: 1/21/2014
END: 1/21/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in California in Honor of Detective Sgt. Tom Smith

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr has orderd United States flags to Half Staff in Honor of Detective Sgt. Tom Smith. Sgt. Smith, 42, of San Ramon, was accidentally shot by another officer in the city of Dublin on Tuesday during a probation search and warrant service on a suspect wanted for several robberies on BART property.

START: 3/26/2013
END: 3/26/2013
Flags at Half Staff in California in Honor of James F. Grissom

California Governor Brown has ordered flags to be flown at half staff over the Capitol on March 26, 2013 in Honor of Sgt. 1st Class James F. Grissom. Grissom, 31, of Hayward, CA, died March 21 of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

START: 3/26/2013
END: 3/26/2013
Flags at Half Staff in California in Honor of Officer Gilbert Cortez

California Governor Brown has ordered flags to be flown at half staff over the Capitol on March 26, 2013 in Honor of Officer Gilbert Cortez. Officer Cortez, 46, died Monday, March 25, after his patrol car rolled off State Highway 79 in San Diego County.

START: 2/25/2012
END: 2/25/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in California in Honor of Marines Killed in Helicopter Crash.

Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor six Marines who bravely gave their lives in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to their families and friends at this difficult time. In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol on 2/25/12.

START: 1/3/2012
END: 1/3/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Caliornia in Honor of Noah M. Korte

Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Noah M. Korte, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol 1/3/11.  Sgt. Korte’s family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor.

START: 12/15/2011
END: 12/15/2011
California Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Christopher L. Muniz

Governor Jerry Brown ordered the American flag at the State Capitol be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of the New Cuyama Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan on December 11. On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Christopher L. Muniz, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time."

START: 4/15/2011
END: 4/15/2011
Army Spc. Jameson Lindskog

Flags were ordered flown at half staff over the state capitol Friday in honor of Army Spc. Jameson Lindskog of Pleasanton.

Lindskog, a 23-year-old Army medic, was killed with two others March 29 in the eastern Konar province near Pakistan. His mother, Donna Walker, said he died while helping other soldiers who had been shot. A total of six soldiers died that day in a large offensive operation designed to disrupt a spring enemy buildup.

Lindskog, who was born in San Mateo, attended Pleasanton Middle School and Amador Valley High. A memorial service is scheduled for April 30, but other details have not been made available. Lindskog's family will receive a letter of condolence from Governor Jerry Brown.