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SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement today regarding the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy:

"Sen. Kennedy dedicated his life to public service to the benefit of all Americans. He was a passionate and tireless advocate, and we can all learn from his selfless example and unwavering devotion. As a country and a State, we honor his lifetime of service. Jeanette and I extend our deepest condolences to Sen. Kennedy's wife, Victoria, and the entire Kennedy family."

Flags at all state offices will be lowered until sunset on Aug. 30 in honor of the late Senator.

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