Governor Rick Scott today issued the below statement regarding the deaths of Floridians and Naval Aviators Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King following the crash of their aircraft during a training flight near Naval Air Station, Key West, earlier this week. Governor Scott will honor the memory and sacrifices of Lt. Cmdr. Johnson and Lt. King by ordering the lowering of flags. The details on the lowering of flags will be announced in the coming days.
Governor Scott said, “Florida is proud to be the home of so many brave military members who choose to risk their own lives in defense of our country and our freedom, and we are heartbroken by the loss of these two heroes. Ann and I send our deepest condolences to the loved ones and fellow service members of Naval Aviators Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King.”