Pence orders flags at half-staff for officers

(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)
(WISH Photo/Brett Bensley, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty are being honored by the state of Indiana.

Gov. Mike Pence has ordered that flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff Thursday in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. President Obama signed a proclamation ordering flags nationwide to be flown at half-staff on Thursday.

Pence also asked businesses and residents to lower their own flags to half-staff to pay tribute to men and women in law enforcement across Indiana and our nation. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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