Gov. Cox orders lowering of flags in honor of National Peace Officer’s memorial service

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UTAH (ABC4) – Governor Cox has ordered the lowering of the American flag as well as the Utah State flag in honor of the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.

The service is being held in Washington D.C. as a way to pay respect to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Courtesy: Gov. Cox

Flags should be lowered to half-staff at midnight on Friday through Saturday, Oct. 16. The Governor encourages private citizens and businesses to participate as well.

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