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Gov. Whitmer Orders Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day


 , 2019   14May


 Gov. Whitmer Orders Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day  


 , 2019, to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week and remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.15 – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May LANSING, Mich.


 hey are on the front lines keeping our communities safe, and I am grateful for their service.T to protect and serve said. “As a prosecutor, I saw the great work these men and women doWhitmer“Today is a day to remember the sacrifices that law enforcement make every day,” 


 National Police Week, which was established by Congress in 1962 to recognize law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and is observed from Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18 of this year. Peace Officers Memorial Day falls within 


 in 2018:in the line of duty This year, Peace Officer Memorial Day recognizes three Michigan police officers killed 


·          Officer Glenn Anthony Doss, Jr. - January 28, 2018

·          Officer Darren Maurice Weathers - February 13, 2018

·          Officer Fadi Mukhlis Shukur - August 14, 2018


 The State of Michigan recognizes the duty, honor and selfless service of law enforcement by lowering flags to half-staff. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. 


 To lower flags to half-staff, flags should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The process is reversed before the flag is lowered for the day. 


 , 2019. 16Flags should be returned to full-staff on Thursday, May