Governor Tomblin Orders U.S. and State Flags Lowered for Peace Officers Memorial Day
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - In keeping with the presidential proclamation, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today ordered all U.S. and State flags displayed at state facilities be lowered to half-staff the entire day of Wednesday, May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day.
"This week, we come together as a state and nation, to reflect upon the legacy of our law enforcement officers," Gov. Tomblin said. "We pay tribute to the men and women who laid down their lives to protect our families and honor those who braved the line of fire and were injured. We are forever grateful for their selfless service."
Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually on May 15 in honor of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have fallen or been disabled in the line of duty. It is held in conjunction with Police Week, which is observed May 12 through May 18, 2013.
Amy Shuler Goodwin