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Flags ordered to half-staff in honor of Ambassador Stevens

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Following an order from President Barack Obama, Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered Connecticut and United States flags to half-staff in honor of Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and the American personnel who were killed in Libya.

"Our prayers and deepest sympathies are with the families, friends and colleagues of Ambassador Stevens and the American personnel who were killed in this brutal attack," Malloy said in a statement. "We know that the work to build nations and strengthen our global relationships is difficult and dangerous, and we are cognizant of just how many Americans undertake these efforts in embassies and consulates across the world. We stand with the President and the rest of the country in condemning the perpetrators of this attack."

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said the attacks are a terrible reminder of the dangers Americans face in other parts of the world.

"Ambassador Stevens and the rest of the embassy staff served our country with honor and dignity. Our hearts go out to everyone who is grieving their loss today," Wyman said in a statement.

To read the presidential proclamation, click here.

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