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Half-Staff Kansas Flags – Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Day

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and Kansas Flags to fly at half-staff Friday, May 3rd in honor of the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day.

According to the office of the governor:
The 31st Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held on Friday at noon on the south steps of the capitol grounds. Since last year, Kansas has lost two law enforcement officers in the line of duty. On December 16, 2012, Topeka Police Cpl. David Gogian and Officer Jeff Atherly were fatally shot after they responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle in a grocery store parking lot.

Cpl. Gogian and Officer Atherly’s names join the names of 267 law enforcement officers already listed on the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial located on the northeast corner of the capitol grounds.
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Half-Staff North Dakota Flags – Honoring William Guy

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and North Dakota Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, April 30th through Thursday, May 2nd in honor of former ND Governor William Guy.
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Half-Staff New York Flags – Honoring Blanchard & Hess

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

American Flags and New York Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, April 30th in the state of New York in honor of US Army Captain Aaron Blanchard and 1st Lt. Robert Hess.

US Army Captain Blanchard and 1st Lt. Hess died of wounds suffered from enemy fire in Afghanistan. Both men were assigned to 2nd Aviation Battalion of the 10th Mountain Division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.
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