Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in honor of Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole, who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday in Manokotak.
Parnell says that Madole will be remembered for his dedication, and devotion to public service and the protection of others.
He adds that public safety officer are a vital part of protecting and providing safety to Alaska’s rural communities.
Madole is survived by his wife and two adult children. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, and raised the following day.