Flags Lowered for Fallen WDFW Scientific Technician Mary Valentine

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 9 a.m.

Spokane Mayor Lisa Brown has ordered flags at all City facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Governor Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered in remembrance of Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Scientific Technician, Mary Valentine.

“Spokane sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to Mary Valentine’s family, friends, and colleagues,” Brown said. “I encourage anyone with a flag outside of their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor her memory.”

Valentine died in the line of duty on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Flags will remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Thursday, Feb. 15.