The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, Gov. Dannel Malloy said. The governor said no flags should fly higher than the American flag and added "all state, local, municipal, corporate, and other flags should also be lowered during this same duration of time."
"This isn't who we are as a nation or who we want to be. Things must change," Malloy said in a statement. "As the President said, all Americans should be troubled by these incidents. We've seen this too many times, in too many places. It's just heartbreaking."
Malloy said the right to protest should be celebrated.
"What we saw in Dallas, however, was un-American, because it was police officers who sought to keep protesters safe and uphold the right to freedom of expression," he said. "The events in Dallas twisted a proud tradition of protest and turned it into tragedy. What happened is as saddening as it is unacceptable, and it must be condemned."
Malloy said Connecticut is proud of its law enforcement.
"Our officers and troopers are standing up to protect our residents every hour, of every day," he said. "And every day, either at the state or local levels, we are making strides. We are working to build trust in our communities, and we are looking at these heartbreaking incidents around the country and trying to learn from them. We're doing that so that we can improve ourselves, and so we can prevent these incidents from happening here at home. Our officers and troopers should know just how much we value them, their sacrifice, and their hard work."
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In honor of the Pyrex brand's 100th Anniversary the entire town celebrates the renaming ceremony to Pyrex, PA, for the next 100 days in Charleroi, PA, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Ed Rieker/AP Images for the Pyrex brand)
It’s time to check your cabinets! Many people are still into grandma’s favorite nesting bowl sets and are willing to pay some steep prices for a chance at nostalgia.
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The Emerald Princess cruise ship is docked in Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The FBI is investigating the domestic dispute death of a Utah woman on board the ship, which was traveling in U.S. waters outside Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.