Flags at the state capitol in Sacramento were flown at half-staff today in remembrance of the recent passing a
"On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Eric E. Williams, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time," the governor's office stated in a news release.
"In memorial, Governor Brown ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol today. Sgt. Eric E. Williams' family will receive a letter of condolence from the Governor."
Additionally, Murrieta Mayor Doug McAllister said city council would close its next meeting in honor of Williams.
Williams' mother, Janet, said her son's remains were being flown home this week.
A is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Cornerstone Community Church in Wildomar.