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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Gov. Malloy Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Kevin Miller
(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Kevin M. Miller, who was killed this afternoon in a motor vehicle accident while on duty. Trooper First Class Miller served with the Connecticut State Police for 19 years and was assigned to Troop C in Tolland.

"We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the tragic loss of Trooper First Class Miller - a man who dedicated his life to serving the people of Connecticut," Governor Malloy said. "State troopers and members of law enforcement put their lives on the line each and every day in order to selflessly protect the people of our state, and they deserve our utmost respect for the service they provide. As they protect us from harm, these brave men and women personify what it means to be a public servant. On behalf of the entire State of Connecticut, I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and State Police colleagues. I ask the people of Connecticut to keep Trooper First Class Miller and his family in their prayers."

"Trooper First Class Kevin Miller was a veteran of the State Police - his death is a shock and a tragedy," Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. "Our hearts are with his family and friends, and his brothers and sisters at the Connecticut State Police as they mourn his loss. We are fortunate and proud; he served the people of Connecticut with honor and commitment. We are forever grateful for his service."

Flags will remain at half-staff until burial or memorial services are held, the details of which are forthcoming. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags - including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise - should also be lowered during this same duration of time. Further guidance will be distributed with information on when flags should be returned to full-staff.