Gov. Dannel P. Malloy directed the U.S. and Connecticut flags lowered to half staff today in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, observed annually on May 15.
“Our brave men and women in law enforcement do tremendous work to make our communities and our state safer. National Peace Officers Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to honor them and the sacrifices they make to protect and defend Connecticut,” Gov. Malloy said in a written statement today.
“This day also gives us the chance to honor those who have given their lives in the line of duty. Their service to Connecticut will never be forgotten,” Gov. Malloy said.
Started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National Peace Officers Memorial Day corresponds with Police Week.
Flags will fly at half staff until sunset on May 15.
Posted May 15, 2012; Photo source Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles http://hsmv.state.fl.us/fhp/PhotoGallery/2008/PG051508.htm
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