THE FOLLOWING REPLY WAS SENT TO ME AFTER CONTACTING GOVERNOR BESHEAR’S OFFICE REGARDING THE LOWERING OF THE FLAG TO HALF STAFF IN HONOR OF GATEWOOD GALBRAITH.
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January 10, 2012
Ms. Sheree Krider
70 Mammoth Cave Loop Road
Cave City, KY 42127
Thank you for contacting the office of Governor Beshear with your thoughts.
Kentucky’s adopted Flag Code specifically identifies those circumstances under which the Governor may order the state flag to be flown at half-staff. It restricts the Governor’s action to fallen members of the military or Kentucky National Guard or in the event of the death of a present or former official of Kentucky government.
The Governor has released the following statement in recognition of Mr. Galbraith’s accomplishments. “Jane and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Gatewood’s passing. He was a gutsy, articulate and passionate advocate who never shied away from a challenge or potential controversy. His runs for office prove he was willing to do more than just argue about the best direction for the state – he was willing to serve, and was keenly interested in discussing issues directly with our citizens. He will be missed.”
Thank you again and please do not hesitate to contact Governor Beshear when an issue is important to you.
Virginia E. Graves
Director of Constituent Services