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Gov. Ducey orders flags to be lowered in honor of fallen BP agent

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Ducey orders flags lowered in honor of agent
Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 14:16:53-04

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags to be lowered in remembrance of Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, who was killed in the line of duty Thursday. 

Gov. Ducey released the following statement in a press release:

The death of Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez is a tragic reminder of the daily risks our law enforcement selflessly and knowingly face to protect our state and national security. For the women and men protecting our border, patrolling our streets and keeping law and order in our communities, no day on the job is routine. We are indebted to Agent Alvarez, his brothers and sisters of the badge, and all of the law enforcement officers in Arizona and throughout the country who answer the call to protect and serve.

In honor of Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, I have ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff until sunset today, and again on the day of Agent Alvarez’s interment, for which services are pending. Please keep him, his family, and all law enforcement officers in your prayers today and every day.

Alvarez was stationed at the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station and is survived by his wife and four children.