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FL Gov. Rick Scott: All Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of Deputy Chris Smith

Deputy Christopher Smith
Posted at 10:21 PM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2015-01-15 10:35:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida Governor Rick Scott is asking in honor of Leon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Christopher Smith, that all U.S. and State of Florida flags be flown at half-staff at the Leon County Courthouse, at Tallahassee's City Hall, at the Leon County Sheriff's Office and at the State Capitol in Tallahassee from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.

In addition, Scott said, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of Deputy Christopher Smith of the Leon County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Smith lost his life on Saturday, November 22, 2014, when he was ambushed, shot and killed while responding to a house fire. The death of Deputy Smith is a solemn reminder of the risks that law enforcement officers across Florida take to ensure the safety of all Florida citizens."