Flags lowered to half-staff this Friday in honor of fallen Tacoma police officer

Flag at half-staff in front of Knox Administrative CenterFlags at all Olympia School District schools and support facilities will fly at half-staff this Friday, December 9.

Gov. Jay Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez, 45, and has directed that Washington state and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on December 9. Officer Gutierrez was killed in the line of duty on November 30.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 9,  at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma. It is open to the public. The time has yet to be announced.

Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset this Friday.