Campus to post flags half-staff today for Deputy Lucas

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Campus to post flags half-staff today for Deputy Lucas

lucas-portraitFresno State President Joseph I. Castro has directed that the University’s U.S. and California flags be posted at half-staff today Nov. 9 in honor of Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Rod Lucas who died Oct. 31.

His funeral service was at 10 a.m. today at Peoples Church, followed by a procession to Lemoore Cemetery for a private burial.

“On behalf of the Fresno State community, I express our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Fresno County Sheriff Deputy Rod Lucas who died Oct. 31 in an accidental gun discharge, including those here in our own Department of Criminology and the Fresno State Police Department. This tragedy affects our entire community and we express our support for the good men and women in law enforcement who daily face serious life-threatening circumstances in their work to serve and protect us,” Castro said.