Governor Sean Parnell yesterday ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the Alaska State Troopers who were lost in the crash of Helo-1 over this last weekend.
Mel Nading, a veteran trooper pilot, and Trooper Tage Toll of Talkeetna, and Snowmachiner Carl Ober were killed when their aircraft went down near Talkeetna.,
Parnell said that his thoughts and prayers are with the families and colleagues of all who were lost in the Helo-1 crash, saying these brave Alaska State Troopers were on a search and rescue mission, selflessly serving someone in need.
Parnell said that he Sandy are encouraging all Alaskans to pause and remember the lives lost in this terrible tragedy.
State flags will be lowered on the dates of the memorial services for the fallen troopers. Those dates have not been determined at this time.