Flags to be lowered for fallen Green Beret laid to rest in Colorado Springs

Sgt. Maj. Sartor (Photo: U.S. military)
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A fallen Green Beret from Fort Carson was laid to rest in Colorado Springs Wednesday.

On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis ordered the United States and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff statewide on all public buildings from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, July 27, 2019, to honor Sergeant Major James Sartor.

The Colorado Springs Police Department provided a funeral escort.

Sgt. Maj. James "Ryan" Sartor, 40, was killed July 13 by enemy fire in Afghanistan. Sartor served in the military for 18 years and was selected to Special Forces within the first few years of his service.

He was on his seventh deployment at the time of his death.

Sartor leaves behind a wife and three children. Wednesday's funeral services were private, but people were welcome to line the route to the Shrine of Remembrance. The procession departed from the west gate of Peterson Air Force Base at 10 a.m. A map can be found below this article, courtesy of our news partners at The Gazette. (Click "Additional Content Available" if viewing on our app.)

Editor's note: We originally reported today that Sgt. Maj. Sartor had been deployed five times. We have updated this article to reflect the correct number of deployments, seven.

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