Nixon Orders Flags at Half Staff for Joplin Responder
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon ordered flags be flown at half-staff in honor of a fallen Joplin first responder who served as a police officer for the Riverside police department.
Master Patrolman Jeff Taylor went to Joplin with a 12-member contigent on May 23. On June 3rd, Taylor died of complications sustained when we was truck by lightning while on duty.
Flags will fly at half-staff at all government buildings statewide for one full day on June 8, 2011, from sunrise to sunset.