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Flags at Arizona state buildings at half-staff Friday for fallen officers

May 15, 2020, 9:54 AM
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PHOENIX — Flags at all Arizona state buildings will be at half-staff Friday to honor fallen police officers.

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office said the flags will remain lowered until sunset for National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“Arizona’s peace officers put their lives on the line to serve others and protect our communities — and some have given their all to carry out their duties,” Ducey said in a press release.

“Today is about them. Their names and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Arizona is forever grateful to all these heroes — and their families — for their service and for giving their all to keep others safe.”

There have been 260 line-of-duty deaths in Arizona, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

“On behalf of our grateful nation, we proudly recognize the more than 900,000 sworn members of law enforcement for their resolve and dedication in the face of dangerous uncertainty,” President Donald Trump said in his proclamation for National Peace Officers Memorial Day during Police Week.

“The thoughts and prayers of our nation are with them and their families, and we will always owe them our appreciation and support.”

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Flags at Arizona state buildings at half-staff Friday for fallen officers