Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, Nov. 13, in honor of a Jessamine County paramedic fatally injured while on duty.

John Everett Mackey, 40, died Nov. 9 after being struck by a moving vehicle while on duty. Mackey served his community for 16 years with Jessamine County EMS. He is survived by his wife, Janine; a son, James Connor; and daughters Morgan and Brianna.

Visitation for Mackey is today until 9 p.m. at Bethel Harvest Church in Nicholasville. The funeral is 2 p.m. Friday also at Bethel Harvest Church.

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in the flag-lowering tribute.

Flag status information is available at

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