Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Friday, June 21, 2019 in honor of the passing of Nebraska State Trooper Jerry Smith (#373). Trooper Smith was killed in a car accident Thursday, June 20.
“Susanne and I mourn the passing of Trooper Smith, and send our deepest condolences to his family. Our state troopers selflessly put their lives on the line every day. The loss of Trooper Smith will be felt not only by the Nebraska State Patrol, but by the Panhandle and folks across the state. We ask all Nebraskans to join us in praying for his family and community as we honor Trooper Smith’s dedicated service and sacrifice.”
Flags will be flown at half-staff until 5 P.M. Thursday, June 27, 2019, the day of his internment.
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