Flags Lowered For Peace Officers Memorial Day

Julie Humphreys, 509.622.5868

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:39 a.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has ordered flags at all city facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Governor Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“On Peace Officers Memorial Day we honor local, state and federal police officers who have died, or who have been disabled in the line of duty,” Woodward said. “Today we honor six officers who recently died in the line of duty, Kittitas County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson, Cowliz County Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier, Lynden Police Department Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp, Pierce County Deputy Cooper Dyson, Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin Schaffer and Bainbridge Island Police Department Officer Kurt Enget. The names of these officers will be added to the Law Enforcement Memorial located at the Public Safety Building in Spokane.”

Flags will remain lowered until sundown. Woodward encourages anyone with a flag outside of their home or business to join us in this recognition.

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