Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff today to honor Peace Officer Memorial Day
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in lowering their flags today to honor peace officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all US and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings throughout Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset today, May 15, to honor peace officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.
Besides proclaiming today as Peace Officers Memorial Day, Gov. Walz has also declared today through May 21 as Police Week in the state. May 15 of each year is traditionally designated as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week, according to presidential decree.
“Today and every day, it is fitting to honor those Peace Officers who gave their lives to protect ours and to thank the over 10,900 Law Enforcement Officers in Minnesota who serve in 417 law enforcement agencies for their dedication and service to Minnesota communities,” reads Walz's proclamation.
In North Dakota, Gov. Doug Burgum issued a proclamation declaring May 11-17 as Police Week in the state and May 12 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.