State, U.S. flags will be lowered Friday

Flags to fly at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740


Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.


Governor Jay Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, May 15 in observance of annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Governor’s proclamation is as follows:

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Friday, May 15, 2015, in recognition of the annual Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset.  Flags need to be at full-staff by Saturday, May 16, 2015, in honor of Armed Forces Day.

Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Since 1962, Peace Officers Memorial Day has paid tribute to federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

In Coeur D’Alene Friday, the public is invited to a wreath-laying ceremony at Fallen Heroes Plaza at Cherry Hill Park (15th St. and Hazel Ave.) at 1 p.m. The ceremony is being held in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.



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