I was extremely saddened to learn of the death of Neal. He died while working to make travel safer for our residents. This tragic event is a reminder of the danger many of our state workers are exposed to while doing their jobs and serving the people of our state. My heart goes out to his family, co-workers at DOT and friends during this most difficult time.
Please notify your staff and all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business on Monday, or first thing Tuesday morning.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.
Christine O. Gregoire