Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Friday in observance of Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony


May 7th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags on the Capitol Complex be flown at half-staff from 8-a.m. to 5-p.m. on Friday, May 10th, 2013, in observance of the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony which is to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Oran State Office Building of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays on the capitol Complex. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

The 30-minute memorial ceremony is open to the public.