Governor Eric Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff

Evarado Alatorre
May 16, 2019

In response to President Donald Trump's proclamation of Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the US and Wyoming flags to be flown at half-staff tomorrow. The service took place during Police Week, when a variety of events are held to honor law enforcement who have died on duty.

You can read the president's proclamation here.

A May 10 statement from President Donald Trump decreed that the flags at all government buildings across the country, including overseas territories, will be flown at half-staff on May 15. We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

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"Today we renew our solemn oath that we will never forget", Mr. Trump said before sharing a handful of stories of law enforcement officers. "We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives previous year while protecting their communities".

The annual North Dakota Peace Officers Memorial ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, on the east side of the state Capitol's judicial wing in Bismarck.

President Trump also says that he and the First Lady will be lighting up the White House in blue on Wednesday in appreciation for the nation's law enforcement officers.

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