PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, October 31, 2019, to honor Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Detention Officer Gene Lee. MCSO Detention Officer Lee was killed Wednesday in the line of duty after being attacked by an inmate. Detention Officer Lee is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
“Arizona deeply mourns the loss of Detention Officer Gene Lee, whose life was taken far too soon,” said Governor Ducey. “As a six-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Lee put his life on the line to ensure the safety of his fellow citizens and officers. Our hearts go out to the entire Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and our prayers are with Officer Lee’s family and loved ones. In honor of Officer Lee’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings today be lowered to half-staff.”