Governor Rick Scott issued a statement today in response to the death of Floridian and Air Force 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker following the crash of a reconnaissance and surveillance plane during a training flight in New Mexico earlier this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifice of 1st Lt. Dellecker by ordering the lowering of flags in the coming days.
Governor Scott said, “Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of 1st Lt. Frederick Dellecker and we pray that they may find comfort and healing during this incredibly difficult time. The loss of any of our brave service members is a heartbreaking tragedy, and we are proud and humbled by 1st Lt. Dellecker’s decision to serve our country and defend our freedom as a member of the U.S. Air Force. 1st Lt. Dellecker will be remembered as a hero and my wife Ann and I join all of Florida in honoring his sacrifice.”