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Flags to be lowered for dead Arizona National Guard soldier

Governor Ducey Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Fallen Deputy U.S. Marshal | Office of the Arizona Governor
Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 17:37:43-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday to honor an Arizona Army National Guard soldier who died after collapsing during a training event.

Authorities say U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr. was taking a physical fitness test in preparation for the Basic Officer Leader Course when he fell during the run portion of the test Tuesday at Tempe Town Lake. The 23-year-old Bryant was taken to a Tempe hospital where he died Wednesday.

The cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.