Flag Directive for Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Flags to half-staff:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Flags returned to full staff:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF STAFF IN HONOR OF TROOPER ANSON
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings
be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in honor of New York State Police
Trooper Michael J. Anson.
“Trooper Anson embodied all of what it means to be a member of the State Police: Dedicated,
tough, and committed to his colleagues, friends, family and community,” said Governor
Cuomo. “He made the ultimate sacrifice through his selfless service at Ground Zero
following the 9/11 attacks. I ask all New Yorkers to join me in offering our thoughts
and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues at the New York State Police.”
Trooper Anson was a member of the State Police for 31 years, serving his entire career
in Troop G. He was last stationed at SP New Scotland.
Trooper Anson lived in Albany County and is survived by his wife and their three children.