Florida: MEMORANDUM: Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day
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~ On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a press release announcing that flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day is dedicated to honoring the lives of local, state, and federal officers who have died or become disabled while serving their communities.

Governor DeSantis emphasized the importance of paying tribute to these brave officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the safety and freedoms of Floridians. He also highlighted the significance of this day, which was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week.

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In recognition of their service and sacrifice, Governor DeSantis has directed all flags at local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout Florida to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. This gesture serves as a symbol of gratitude for the enduring legacy of law enforcement heroes.

To read the full Police Week Proclamation issued by Governor DeSantis, please click here.

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