Flags Will Remain Lowered For Fallen Washington Soldier

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:02 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all city facilities to remain lowered at half-staff to coincide with Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities remain lowered on Sunday, Dec. 9 in remembrance of longtime Leavenworth, Washington resident Army Sgt. Leandro “Lando” Antonio Jasso.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Washington native Sergeant Lando Jasso,” said Mayor Condon. “Sgt. Jasso was truly an American hero, having served three tours of duty by the young age of 25. We encourage anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor his memory.”

Sgt. Jasso was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He had been deployed to Afghanistan since August when he was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 24, 2018. There will be a funeral service for Sgt. Jasso at Cascade High School in Leavenworth on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.