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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 6/1/2014
END: 6/1/2014
MD state flags lowered to half staff in Honor of Firefighter Robert Fogle III
Maryland Governor O’Malley has directed the Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff immediately, June 1, 2014, until further notice in honor of Firefighter Robert Fogle III, a 27-year veteran of the Baltimore County Fire Department who died yesterday as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty.
START: 4/25/2014
END: 4/25/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in Maryland in Honor of Mark Mayo

Maryland Governor O'Malley has ordered flags to half-staff is in honor of Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo, of Hagerstown, MD, who was killed on March 24, 2014.

START: 4/24/2014
END: 4/24/2014
Flags to Half in Maryland in Honor of Torrey Brown

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff over the Maryland State House and all Maryland Department of Natural Resources Facilities on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in honor of Torrey Brown, the former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources who died on April 20, 2014.

START: 1/7/2014
END: 1/8/2014
Flags at Half-Staff in Maryland in Honor of Bishop Lee Robinson

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff through Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in honor of Bishop Lee Robinson Sr., Baltimore City's first African-American Police Commissioner and a former Secretary of two State agencies, who died yesterday.

START: 11/16/2013
END: 11/16/2013
Flags to Half-Staff in Maryland in Honor of David R. Barr Jr.
Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half staff. This is in honor of Firefighter David R. Barr Jr., a 13 year veteran of the Perryville Community Fire Company.
START: 11/16/2013
END: 11/16/2013
US Flags at Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of David R. Barr Jr.
Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half staff. This is in honor of Firefighter David R. Barr Jr., a 13 year veteran of the Perryville Community Fire Company.
START: 2/26/2013
END: 2/26/2013
Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Former Delegate Charles Stokes Kolodziejski

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in honor of Former Delegate Charles Stokes Kolodziejski who died on February 21, 2013. Kolodziejski represented District 31 in Anne Arundel County from 1983 through 1994.

START: 1/29/2013
END: 1/29/2013
MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Delegate Harrison

January 29, 2013 - Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff immediately, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in honor of Delegate Hattie Harrison who died yesterday. Delegate Harrison represented District 45 in Baltimore City since 1973. The flag shall continue to be flown until sunset on the day of interment.

START: 9/19/2012
END: 9/18/2012
MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Ian Loughran

September 19, 2012 - Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State flag lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in honor of Sergeant Ian Loughran, a 16 year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office who died on September 13, 2012 in the line of duty.

START: 9/6/2012
END: 9/6/2012
MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Charles B. Licato

September 6, 2012 - Maryland Governor O’Malley has directed the Maryland State flag flown at half staff immediately, Thursday, September 06, 2012 in honor of Corporal Charles B. Licato, a 14 year veteran of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office who died today in the line of duty. The flag shall continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.

START: 9/5/2012
END: 9/5/2012
US and MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Patrick D. Feeks

September 5, 2012 - Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the U.S. Flag and Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in honor of Special Warfare Operator Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks of Edgewater who died on August 16, 2012 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

START: 7/11/2012
END: 7/11/2012
US and MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Gene C. Mills III

July 11, 2012 - Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in honor of United States Marine Lance Corporal Gene C. Mills III of Laurel, Maryland who died on June 22, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

START: 6/20/2012
END: 6/20/2012
US and MD Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Julian C. Chase

??June 20, 2012 - Maryland Governor O'Malley has ordered the US flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in honor of Marine Sergeant Julian C. Chase of Edgewater, Maryland who died on May 28, 2012 in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

START: 3/20/2012
END: 3/20/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Major Robert J. Marchanti II

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from sunrise to sunset.   This is in memory of Major Robert J. Marchanti II, of Westminster, Maryland, who died on February 25, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

START: 3/6/2012
END: 3/7/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne

Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff immediately. This is in memory of New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne who passed away today. The flags are to be remained lowered until sunset on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

START: 1/17/2012
END: 1/17/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Matthew R. Seidler

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 in honor of Airman 1st Class Matthew R. Seidler of Westminster, Maryland who died on January 5, 2012 in Shir Ghazi, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

START: 1/13/2012
END: 1/13/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Ronald H. Wildrick, Jr.

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff on Friday, January 13, 2012 in honor of United States Army Specialist Ronald H. Wildrick, Jr. of Woodsboro, Maryland who died on December 11, 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

START: 12/29/2011
END: 12/29/2011
MD Flags to Half Staff for Michael Boehm

 Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in honor of U.S. Park Police Sergeant Michael Boehm who died in the line of duty on December 16, 2011.

START: 11/10/2011
END: 11/10/2011
MD Flags to HAlf Staff on David E. Cabrera

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 10, 2011 in memory of United States Army Lieutenant Col. David E. Cabrera of Olney, Maryland who died on October 29, 2011 in Kabul province, Afghanistan.

START: 9/2/2011
END: 9/2/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in MAryland in Honor of Barun Rai

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 2, 2011 in honor of United States Army Sergeant Barun Rai of Silver Spring, Maryland who died on August 3, 2011 in Logar province, Afghanistan.

START: 9/1/2011
END: 9/1/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Jameel T. Freeman

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, September 1, 2011 in memory of United States Army Sergeant Jameel T. Freeman of Baltimore, Maryland who died on August 11, 2011 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan.

START: 8/23/2011
END: 8/23/2011
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Kenneth L. Webster

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in memory of Former Maryland Delegate Kenneth L. Webster who died on August 13, 2011. Delegate Webster served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1970 to 1978.

START: 6/24/2011
END: 6/24/2011
US Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Ruth M. Kirk

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 24, 2011 in memory of Former State Delegate Ruth M. Kirk who died on June 17, 2011. Delegate Kirk served West Baltimore’s 44th District for 28, years.

START: 5/23/2011
END: 5/23/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Honor of Shaft S. Hunter

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff immediately, May 23, 2011 until sunset on Friday, May 27, 2011 in memory of Trooper First Class Shaft S. Hunter of the Maryland State Police Waterloo Barracks who died on May 21, 2011 in the line of duty.

START: 5/19/2011
END: 5/19/2011
American Flags are at Half-Staff in Maryland in Honor of Frank D. Boston, Jr

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, May 19, 2011 in honor of Former Delegate Frank D. Boston, Jr. who died on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The former Delegate served from 1987 to 1999 and represented District 41, Baltimore City.

START: 5/10/2011
END: 5/10/2011
American Flags are at Half Mast in Honor of Tara R. Brown

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in honor of Air Force Master Sergeant Tara R. Brown of Bowie, Maryland who died in Kabul, Afghanistan.

START: 4/28/2011
END: 4/28/2011
Charles E. Ridgley Jr.

Maryland Governor O’Malley has ordered the United States flag and Maryland State flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2011 in honor of United States Army Captain Charles E. Ridgley Jr. of Baltimore, Maryland who died on April 16, 2011 in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.

START: 4/18/2011
END: 4/21/2011
William Donald Schaefer

This is to advise you that Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag flown at half staff immediately. This is in memory of William Donald Schaefer, former Governor of the State of Maryland, who died today of natural causes. Mr. Schaefer was Governor of Maryland from 1987 to 1995 and Comptroller from 1999 to 2007. This office will send an additional notice for when the flag is to be raised. This action is taken under the Protocol for the Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.

START: 4/7/2011
END: 4/7/2011
Flags to HAlf Staff in MD in Honor of James M. Malachowski

This is to advise you that Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half staff on Thursday, April 7, 2011, from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of Marine Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, of Westminster, Maryland, who died on March 20, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.