This is to advise you that Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff immediately. This is in honor of Firefighter David R. Barr Jr., a 13 year veteran of the Perryville Community Fire Company, who died on November 7, 2013 as a result of injuries suffered in the line of duty. The flag shall continue to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, November 16, 2013. This action is taken under the Protocol for the United States and Maryland State Flag. Any questions on the above should be directed to the Office of the Secretary of State.