Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol to Honor Former State Legislator Jim Bradford

Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol to Honor Former State Legislator Jim Bradford

PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem ordered that flags at the South Dakota State Capitol be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sundown on Saturday, November 28, 2020, in honor of former State Senator James (Jim) Bradford.

Bradford’s funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. MT on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at the Martin Community Cemetery in Martin, South Dakota.

WHAT: Gov. Noem orders that flags be flown at half-staff at the South Dakota State Capitol in honor of former State Senator Jim Bradford.

WHEN: Saturday, November 28, 2020, from sunrise until sundown.

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3 thoughts on “Flags at Half-Staff at State Capitol to Honor Former State Legislator Jim Bradford”

  1. I always enjoyed my time with Sen. Bradford. He was kind, considerate and a downright hoot to be around. Even though we were on the opposite ends of the political spectrum (he was always a thorn in the Republicans’ side!), Sen. Bradford was respectful and courteous to me. What he lacked in physical stature (he didn’t seem to be more than 5 ft. 4 inches or so) he made up for with his wit and sense of humor. I saw him just a few months ago. He was pretty frail at that time but still had a big smile and a hearty hello for me. It just goes to show you that you can disagree with someone (on a lot of things) and still have a positive relationship. RIP Jim.

  2. This is sad news. I served with then Representative Bradford in the South Dakota House of Representatives. He was a man of integrity who worked hard to represent his constituents. He also had a very wicked wit that he used to great effect. He was a very good man and will be missed by many. My condolences and prayers for his family.

    Bill Peterson
    Majority Leader 2001-2004

  3. Representative Bradford was a good man. Jim was always cheerful and optimistic. He treated everyone with kindness and respect and had a great sense of humor. His life was challenging, as he lost family before their time in tragic accidents. Life on the reservation was also challenging. I remember Jim telling me how challenging it is to get a flat tire fixed on the reservation. I am blessed to have known Jim. God bless Jim and his family.

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