Nixon orders flags be flown at half-staff for fallen state trooper

3 years 2 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, September 01 2015 Sep 1, 2015 Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:53:00 AM CDT September 01, 2015 in News
By: Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon ordered all U.S. and Missouri state flags at government buildings be lowered to half-staff on Sept. 4 in honor of a fallen state trooper. 

Trooper James Bava, 25, died in the line of duty Aug. 28 in Audrain County, when his car crashed prior to a traffic stop. He had been with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for two years.

Nixon ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday. Funeral services for Bava will take place that day. 

Nixon had previously ordered both U.S. and Missouri State flags be lowered to half-staff at highway patrol facilities on Aug. 28. Those flags will remain at half-staff through Sept. 4.

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