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Gov. Nixon orders flags to be flown at half-staff statewide on Wednesday to honor fallen Highway Patrol sergeant
October 18, 2010
Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all state government buildings in Missouri be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in honor of Joseph Schuengel, who served as a sergeant with Troop C of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Charles County.
Sgt. Schuengel, age 47, died in the line of duty on Oct. 15 while serving the citizens of Missouri. He began his career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1993 as a trooper assigned to Troop C. In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of corporal and in 2008 was promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Under Gov. Nixon’s order, U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings across Missouri will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, the day the funeral services for Sgt. Schuengel will take place. The Governor on Friday ordered the U.S. and Missouri flags at all Highway Patrol facilities across the state lowered to half-staff to honor Sgt. Schuengel. The flags at those facilities will remain at half-staff through Wednesday.