Gov. DeWine orders flags lowered in honor of ODNR officer

Ohio

Officer Jason Lagore

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) -— Governor DeWine has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio be flown at half-staff in honor of the life and service of Ohio Department of Natural Resources Officer Jason Lagore.

Lagore died after suffering a medical emergency while assisting in the rescue of two teens who fell in an icy lake in Highland County on Tuesday.

Flags will be lowered on all public buildings and grounds in Highland County, and at the Ohio Statehouse, Vern Riffe Center and Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus.

The flags will remain lowered until sunset on the day of Officer Lagore’s funeral.

All other public buildings and grounds throughout the state may fly U.S. and Ohio flags at half-staff at their discretion for the same time period. 

The order will run concurrently with yesterday’s order to lower flags in honor of the more than 500,000 Americans who died due to COVID-19.

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