Flags ordered to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Flags ordered to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered that the flags of the United States and Connecticut be posted at half-staff in the state on Wednesday in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

"National Peace Officers Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the service of our brave men and women in law enforcement," Malloy said. "We are deeply appreciative of the work law enforcement does - both to protect and give aid to the citizens of Connecticut, as well as to offer their expertise and talents in our communities. We honor the sacrifices made by these officers, and will always remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty."

National Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually and corresponds with Police Week.

"It takes a special kind of person to go to work every day prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect others, and every one of the men and women we are remembering today was that kind of person," Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said. "They may have come from different backgrounds and worn different uniforms, but what they all had in common was that they lived their lives with courage and brought honor to their department, their families and to themselves."

Flags will fly at half-staff until sunset.

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