Ducey Orders Flags To Fly At Half-staff For Phoenix Firefighter

PHOENIX – On Wednesday, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, 2019, to honor Phoenix Firefighter Brian Beck Jr.

On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Firefighter Beck passed away after battling occupational-related cancer. Beck, a third-generation firefighter, served at the Phoenix Fire Department for eight years.

“Arizona is saddened by the loss of Firefighter Brian Beck Jr. and our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Brian was a dedicated member of the Phoenix Fire Department and lived a life of honor while serving and protecting Arizonans. In honor of Firefighter Beck’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”

Firefighter Beck leaves behind his wife, Sarah Olivia Beck (Schroeder)and 3 children: Emery Olivia (5), Evie Sue (2) and Brian John Beck III (7 months).