Flags Lowered Friday to recognize firefighter Dan Patterson

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Spokane Valley Firefighter Dan Patterson, 53, and has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Firefighter Patterson died in the line of duty on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please email FlagRequests@gov.wa.gov if you have any questions about this flag lowering.

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 8:52am