Ducey orders flags at half-staff May 23 to honor Phoenix firefighter

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on May 23, to honor Phoenix Firefighter Brian Beck Jr.

On Sunday, May 19, Firefighter Beck passed away after battling occupational-related cancer. Beck, a third-generation firefighter, served at the Phoenix Fire Department for eight years.

“Arizona is saddened by the loss of Firefighter Brian Beck Jr. and our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,” Ducey said. “Brian was a dedicated member of the Phoenix Fire Department and lived a life of honor while serving and protecting Arizonans. In honor of Firefighter Beck’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”


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