Flags Lowered Honoring Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez of Jacksonville, NC
Posted on Saturday February 15, 2020
NC Native Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez lost his liffe during an attack in Afghanistan.



Department of Administration


Roy Cooper, Governor


Machelle Sanders, Secretary



Release Date:  February 10, 2020
Contact:  NCDOA Communications Office, 919-807-4531



To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the

Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System;

Governor’s Mansion; Governor’s Office


From: Secretary Machelle Sanders


Re:Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of NC Native Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez


Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 10, 2020 in honor of Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, who lost his life during an attack in Afghanistan. Sgt. Gutierrez, who was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was stationed at Fort Bragg before his assignment to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


In tribute, flags are to remain at halfstaff through sunset on Sunday, February 16, 2020.


Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:


"We are grateful for Sgt. Gutierrez’s service, and our prayers are with his loved ones and all who are mourning."


As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.


Please note, all North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the US Flag Code




For flag information, contact the NCDOA Communications Office at communications.office@doa.nc.gov or 919-807-4531. To join the North Carolina Flag Alert list, visit http://ncadmin.nc.gov/subscribe-flag-alerts. To review the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide, visit https://files.nc.gov/ncdoa/flagbrochure.pdf .



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