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Gov. Nixon orders flags at half-staff on Sept. 4 in honor of MSHP trooper

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the United States and State of Missouri flags at all government buildings in Missouri be flown at half-staff on Friday, Sept. 4.

This is in honor of Trooper James M. Bava, who served with Troop F of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Trooper Bava, 25, died in the line of duty in Audrain County on Aug. 28. He began his career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2013.

Under Gov. Nixon's order, the flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday, the day the funeral services for Trooper Bava will take place.

On Friday, Aug. 28, the governor ordered that the U.S. and state flags at all highway patrol facilities across the state lowered to half-staff in honor of Trooper Bava. The flags at those facilities will remain at half-staff through Sept. 4.

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