The University of Hartford flag will fly at half-mast through Sunday, June 3, in recognition of the passing of Faisal Y. Al-Marzook '67.
He was a life Regent and major donor for Yousuf Al-Marzook Field, the University’s soccer and lacrosse field, dedicated in October 1977. The field was dedicated to the memory of Faisal's father.
Federal and State Flags
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately in honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Walter Greene, who passed away in the line of duty following a courageous battle with cancer as the result of his response and service in support of New York City in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
Trooper First Class Greene was a member of the 101st Training Troop, and most recently was assigned to the Traffic Services Unit.
"Our hearts are with the family of Trooper First Class Walter Greene - a man who dedicated his life's work to protecting the people of Connecticut and our country," Governor Malloy said. "He is a hero and passionately served our nation in the Marine Corps before joining the Connecticut State Police. Men like Trooper First Class Greene personify what it means to give back to the community and to dedicate one's life work in the name of others. His bravery and integrity speaks volumes. On behalf of the entire State of Connecticut, I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and State Police colleagues. I ask the people of Connecticut to please keep Trooper First Class Greene and his family in your prayers."
"Trooper First Class Greene dedicated his life to the residents of this state and the nation and has our deepest respect and gratitude for his years of service," Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said. "He embodied the very concept of public service, leading in his career and his community with integrity and compassion. My heart goes out to his wife and children, his brothers and sisters at the Connecticut State Police, and his family and friends. This is a great loss for the state."
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