Nixon orders half-staff flags for slain prison official

04/04/2013 12:13 PM

05/20/2014 10:41 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering flags to be flown at half-staff at state buildings in Boone County and at prisons across the state in honor of the slain Colorado prison director.

Tom Clements, 58, was a Missouri corrections official for over three decades before taking the top prisons job in Colorado. He was shot and killed at his Colorado home March 19.

He oversaw Missouri's 21 adult prisons before he left to take the top Colorado job in 2011.

While working for the Missouri prison system, Clements lived in Columbia. State of Missouri and U.S. flags will fly at half-staff on Friday until sunset. A 4 p.m. memorial service is scheduled for Friday at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia.

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