Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Scientific Technician, Mary Valentine, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, February 15, 2024. Mary Valentine died in the line of duty on Wednesday, January 24, 2024.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, February 15, 2024.
Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.