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Governor Orders State Flags Lowered for Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole


March 20, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered tomorrow in honor and memory of Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole, who was killed in the line of duty yesterday in Manokotak, Alaska.

“Sandy and I were saddened to learn of the tragic, senseless death of Officer Madole,” Governor Parnell said. “Officer Madole will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to public service and the protection of others. We will keep his family, friends and fellow officers in our thoughts and prayers.”

Governor Parnell added, “VPSOs are a vital part of protecting and providing safety to our rural communities.”

Madole is survived by his wife and two adult children. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, March 21, and raised the following day.


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