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Lowered flag honors fallen peace officers

Lowered flags on May 15 honor fallen peace officers.

The President of the United States and the Governor of Wisconsin have proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 12-18 as Police Week.

As a mark of respect for peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty, the American and State of Wisconsin flags shall be flown at half-staff at all public buildings, grounds, and military installations from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15.

Furthermore, the Governor of Wisconsin has authorize any jurisdiction of this state to fly the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin at half-staff on any day during Police Week for the purpose of honoring in a public ceremony, peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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