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Flags to half-staff in honor of Kentucky Guardsman

By Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

Frankfort, KY - Following a request by the Adjutant General of Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Sunday, January 23, 2022, in honor of a Kentucky National Guard soldier who died January 10, 2022, in El Paso, Texas.

Sgt. 1st Class Johnnie Lee Patrick II died while serving on active duty as part of the Southwest Border Mission and will be interred Sunday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Estill County. Patrick served in the Kentucky National Guard for more than 20 years and was a member of the 207th Engineer Company out of Jackson, Kentucky.

The U.S. Flag Code provides that a governor may lower the U.S. flag in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that state who dies while serving on active duty. All individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies are encouraged to join in this tribute. Additional flag status information is available at

This story was posted on 2022-01-21 18:35:21
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