Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday

Flags to fly at half-staff Wednesday

In honor and in memory of peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty, flags are being flown at half staff across the nation.

Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all US and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

You can read the president's proclamation here.

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Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Those courageous men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities.

According to the Police Week schedule, the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service will take place on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.at 11 a.m. The Criminal Justice School Information website states that "Often a peace officer is a law enforcement officer, like a police officer, sheriff, sheriff's deputy, constable, constable deputy, marshal, etc".

Flags across Kansas and the United State will fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. We are implementing the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act, which I signed into law past year, to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services. We owe them, and their families, our full and enduring support.

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