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Governor Parnell Orders Flags Lowered for Hoonah Officers

August 30, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell ordered state flags lowered to half-staff in honor and memory of Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace, the two Hoonah police officers who were killed in the line of duty Sunday night.

"This is a tragic loss for Alaska and the community of Hoonah,” Governor Parnell said. “Officers Tokuoka and Wallace represent the sacrifice our law enforcement officers make every day as they work diligently to keep our communities safe. These men had a passion for serving and protecting Alaskans and our state is better because of their commitment to excellence. Sandy and I will keep their families, friends and fellow officers in our thoughts and prayers.”

Governor Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff today. Flags will be raised to full-staff on September 1.

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