Michele Anderson, Public Safety Communications Manager
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:06 a.m.
Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all city facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day.
On May 15, 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared the first Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor peace officers who lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty. Locally, law enforcement and community members will gather at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, 1100 W. Mallon, today, at 11:30 a.m. to honor these peace officers.
“Today we remember and honor peace officers everywhere who lost their lives or became disabled in the line of duty,” Mayor David Condon said. “Here in Spokane, hundreds of local, state, and federal officers make our community safer every day.”
Flags will remain lowered until sundown. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.