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Gov. Justice orders flags at State Capitol and in Nicholas County to half-staff on Wednesday, June 8, in honor of Deputy Tom Baker

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags at the Capitol Complex in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Nicholas County be displayed at half-staff from dawn to dusk tomorrow – Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – the day of services celebrating the distinguished life of Nicholas County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Baker.
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Baker was shot and killed in the line of duty Friday evening during an incident in the Birch River area.

“This is a tragedy beyond comprehension,” Gov. Justice said during a media briefing on Monday. “I ask everyone to please keep this incredible man and his family in your prayers.”

The Governor added, “All of our first responders are absolute heroes beyond belief. These are the people that we call when we’re in trouble and they run to the fire to protect us. We owe everything we have to these brave men and women.”