So sad to hear of a man who spent 40 years of his life serving North Dakota passing away

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem died yesterday leaving behind family, friends, and so many others who respected and loved him. We are talking about four decades this man served his community and all of North Dakota. Funeral arrangements are being made for private and public services.

Governor Doug Burgum ordered the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff

According to a spokeswoman, reported Stenehjem was taken to a Bismarck hospital yesterday after being found unresponsive at his home. The cause of his death is unknown at this moment. Governor Doug Burgum ordered the U.S. and North Dakota flags at half-staff and encouraged others to do so in a show of respect.

Burgum made an emotional statement

In a statement, yesterday from Governor Doug Burgum "Wayne embodied public service, both as a dedicated legislator and the longest-serving attorney general in our state’s 133-year history. As the top law enforcement officer in North Dakota for over two decades, Attorney General Stenehjem always put the safety and well-being of our citizens first," About a month ago, Wayne Stenehjem had announced that he was going to retire at the end of this year. His 69th birthday was just around the corner, February 5th.

Wayne Stenehjem's passing leaves behind so many people he touched throughout his career

Stenehjem was always there to honor officers during National Police Memorial Week. The simple signs of respect he paid each and every officer will never be forgotten.

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