Flag Lowering for Victims in San Jose

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, President Biden ordered flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 30, 2021.

In concurrence with the President’s order, Governor Carney has ordered both the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 30, 2021.


Delaware Flag to be Lowered for Former Governor Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont IV

Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered Tuesday, May 11, 2021, to honor former Governor Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont IV, who passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Flags are to remain at half-staff for one week, and are to be returned to full staff at the close of business on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. 

Governor Carney on Saturday released the following statement:

“Delaware lost a real leader today. Governor Pete du Pont served a single term in the Delaware House of Representatives before representing Delawareans for six years in the U.S. Congress, and going on to serve two terms as Governor. As Governor, he found ways to work across the aisle to address an immediate fiscal crisis and make Delaware more competitive economically. He championed sound fiscal practices, including creating the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, that have served Delaware well for decades. Working with members of the General Assembly, he signed legislation that helped create the financial services industry in our state, which continues to employ thousands of Delawareans. Governor du Pont was a good and decent man who loved Delaware. Tracey and I are praying for his wife Elise, There, Ben, Pierre, Elise and their entire family.”


Flag Status Update

Please note the following update regarding flag lowering for fallen Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook. A service in honor of Corporal Heacook’s memory is scheduled for Monday, May 10, followed by his interment. Accordingly, all flags should be returned to full staff at the close of business that day, Monday, May 10.


Governor Carney Orders Flag Lowering for Fallen Delmar Police Cpl. Keith Heacook

Governor Carney ordered both the U.S. and State flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of fallen Delmar Police Corporal Keith Heacook, who died in the line of duty.

Governor Carney issued the following statement on the death of Corporal Keith Heacook:

“Corporal Heacook lost his life after performing a duty on behalf of the people of Delaware,” said Governor Carney. “The Delmar community and the entire State of Delaware lost a public servant. My heart is with Corporal Heacook’s family and Corporal Heacook’s fellow law enforcement officers across Delaware, who put their own lives on the line to protect the rest of us.”

Flags are to remain at half-staff until further notice.


Flag Lowering for Vice President Walter F. Mondale

As a mark of respect for Vice President Walter F. Mondale and his life of service to our Nation, President Biden ordered flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment. 

In concurrence with the President’s order, Governor Carney has ordered both the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.