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Governor Dunleavy orders flags half-staff to honor Glenn Hackney

Published: May. 23, 2022 at 4:47 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Glenn Hackney, a former Alaska legislator from Fairbanks, died Friday, May 20, after being involved in a car accident the previous Wednesday.

He was 97 years old.

To honor his memory, Governor Mike Dunleavy ordered that Alaska and United States flags fly at half-staff on May 25.

Hackney leaves behind a legacy of volunteerism, known for his work with the Fairbanks Community Food Bank and his efforts to encourage Alaskans to pick up litter.

He also served in the state legislature from 1973 to 1980.

Dunleavy offered his thoughts and prayers to Hackney’s family, saying, “Glenn was a beloved Alaskan, and he touched the lives of many of us. Everyone will remember him for his dedication to community service and his various forms of leadership.”

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