DOVER – With the passing of former State Representative Benjamin Ewing on January 26, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning Thursday, January 28, as a mark of respect for Representative Ewing and his service to Delaware. Representative Ewing served in the Delaware House for more than 21 years, from 1987-2008, representing the Bridgeville area. During his time in the legislature, Representative Ewing served as chairman of the Public Safety Committee and was a member of the Homeland Security Committee. Prior to his election as state representative, Representative Ewing served as a Delaware State Police Trooper from 1958 to 1978, rising to the rank of Deputy Superintendent and also serving as an instructor at the Delaware State Police Academy for 13 years.
Flags are to be returned to full-staff on Monday, February 1.