Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags in honor of fallen Detroit Police Officer Myron Jarrett

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday, Nov.7 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Myron Jarrett, an officer with the Detroit Police force, who died Friday, Oct. 28 after being struck by a vehicle while on duty.

“I send my most heartfelt condolences to Myron’s family, friends, and community. He will be forever honored for his dedication to the people of Detroit and our state,” Snyder said.

Jarrett served with the Detroit Police Department for eight years. According to his family, he believed that it was his duty as a first responder and public servant to treat the citizens of Detroit with respect. He also loved spending time with his wife and children.

A service in his honor will take place at noon on Monday, Nov. 7 at Second Ebenezer Church located at 14601 Dequindre St. in Detroit.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.