Flags Lowered For Fallen Washington Soldier

Mayor directs flags to fly half-staff on Monday

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all city facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered on Monday, Oct. 30 in remembrance of Puyallup, Washington native Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Black.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Washington native Staff Sergeant Bryan Black,” said Mayor Condon. “We encourage anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor his memory.”

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black served as a Special Forces medical sergeant assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group. He will be buried at Arlington Nation Cemetery on Oct. 30. Staff Sgt. Black was killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.

Flags will remain lowered until sundown on Oct. 30.