Flags at half-staff to honor Justice Scalia

Posted at 8:36 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 22:36:34-05

Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be flown at half-staff on all public buildings statewide in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who was found dead on Saturday.

The 79-year-old conservative justice died while on vacation quail hunting near Marfa, Texas.

The Denver Post reports Hickenlooper ordered flags to half-staff through the day of Scalia's burial.

State flags were lowered on Monday as a mark of respect for Mesa County Deputy Derek Geer, who was shot to death last week.