Gov. Evers orders flags at half-staff for Police Week

Posted: 12:13 PM, May 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-16 13:14:05-04
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MADISON, Wis. — Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Police Week.

According to a news release from the Governor's office, Evers issued Executive Order #24 for both state and U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for officers who have died in the line of duty.

The order authorizes flags to be lowered during public ceremonies on any day between May 12 to May 18, in recognition of Police Week.

This week, President Trump declared May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12 - 18 as Police Week. The president called on all governors to direct flags be flown at half-staff on May 15.