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Flags ordered to half staff after killing of U.S. marshal in Tucson

In the wake of the shooting death of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White in Tucson on Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags across the state to be flown at half mast.

White, 41, was shot while serving a warrant on a man with a history of run-ins with local law enforcement. He died of his wounds Thursday.

"Arizona mourns the loss of Deputy U.S. Marshal Chase White who was killed while protecting our state," the governor said. "Deputy White's ultimate sacrifice reminds us of the dangers that law enforcement officers and first responders face every single day — we're eternally thankful for his courage and dedication and thankful to every hero who serves. Rest in peace, Chase White, Arizona's prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,"

Flags across Arizona will be flown at half-staff through sunset on Saturday, and again on the day of White's internment, which has not yet been set.

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