Created: 12/11/2013 8:05 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez is ordering that flags be flown at half-staff on Thursday to honor a Sandoval County sheriff's sergeant who died after being struck by a vehicle during a snow storm.
Thursday is the day when family, friends and law enforcement officers will gather at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho for a memorial service to honor Sgt. Robert Baron.
Martinez's executive order directs that flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sundown on Thursday.
Baron died a day after he was struck Dec. 5 while directing traffic along Interstate 25 near San Felipe Pueblo.
The 47-year-old Baron had been with the sheriff's department for seven years. He is survived by his wife and 10-year-old son.
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