DENVER (AP) — Flags on state buildings around Colorado are lowered in honor of a Navy SEAL who died during a parachute demonstration over the Hudson River.
Special Warfare Operator Remington J. Peters was killed when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration Memorial Day weekend. The 27-year-old from Grand Junction was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs.READ MORE: Animal Rights Lawyer Jennifer Emmi Accepts Plea Bargain In Murder-For-Hire Case
Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday to honor Peters.READ MORE: Illegal Street Racing In Aurora: Cars Can Be Impounded For Up To A Year
His family said he was a role model who lived life to the fullest and will be “painfully missed.”MORE NEWS: Missing Hiker: Gilpin County Sheriff's Deputies Searching For Harold Taylor
(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)