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State Auditor Tom Schweich [2013 file photo].

Our condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of State Auditor Tom Schweich.

From Governor Jay Nixon:

Gov. Nixon statement on the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich

February 26, 2015

Jefferson City, MO

Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement upon the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. The Governor also has ordered flags at all Missouri state facilities to be immediately lowered to half-staff to honor his passing.

“I join all Missourians in mourning the passing of State Auditor Tom Schweich, a brilliant, devoted and accomplished public servant who dedicated his career to making Missouri and the world a better place,” Gov. Nixon said. “From his courageous work to combat the illegal drug trade abroad in Afghanistan to his tireless efforts to protect the interests of taxpayers here in Missouri, Tom Schweich’s exceptional intellect and unwavering dedication to public service left a legacy that will endure for many years to come.  The First Lady and I send our most heartfelt condolences to Tom’s wife Kathy and two children, Emilie and Thomas, Jr.”

From Attorney General Chris Koster:

AG Koster’s statement regarding State Auditor Tom Schweich

Feb 26, 2015, 13:49 PM

Jefferson City, Mo. – Attorney General Chris Koster today released the following statement:

“Tom Schweich was a lifelong public servant for our state and country. I am deeply saddened by his sudden loss, and extend my heartfelt sympathy to his family. I ask all Missourians to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

From Secretary of State Jason Kander:

Kander Statement on the Passing of Auditor Tom Schweich

Jefferson City, Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander released the following statement on the passing of Auditor Tom Schweich:

“Tom Schweich was a devoted public servant that I feel fortunate to have gotten to know as a friend and colleague over the past few years. Whether he was serving as our State Auditor, the U.S. Coordinator for Counternarcotics and Justice Reform in Afghanistan, or working at the State Department, Tom always fought tirelessly for the people he was serving. Anyone who had a conversation with Tom knew how dedicated he was to his service. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Kathy and his children Emilie and Thomas, Jr.”