- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered that state and U.S. flags be flown at half-staff in honor of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper killed in the line of duty.

Fallin issued the order Tuesday to honor Trooper Nicholas Dees, who was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at the scene of a traffic accident over the weekend. Another trooper, Keith Burch, was injured in the incident.

Dees’ funeral is scheduled Saturday at Broken Bow High School. The governor ordered that flags be flown at half-staff from Friday through Monday.

Dees and Burch were struck by a vehicle Saturday night while investigating an overturned semitrailer on westbound Interstate 40 in Seminole County just east of Shawnee. Dees died at the scene. Burch remains hospitalized in an Oklahoma City hospital.

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