flag half mastFRANKFORT, Ky. (5/15/14) — Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, May 15, 2014, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

In accordance with a Presidential proclamation, Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed in conjunction with Police Week, May 11-17, and is held in honor of all federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

“Peace Officers Memorial Day allows us to reflect on the sacrifices law enforcement officers take on every day in order to serve and protect our quality of life,” said Gov. Beshear. “Their dedication to service and commitment to public safety is admirable, and I thank them greatly for their service.”

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in the flag-lowering tribute.

Next week, Gov. Beshear will deliver the keynote address at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 21. The event will honor Kentucky officers killed in the line of duty.

Flag status information is available at http://www.governor.ky.gov/pages/flagstatus.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Office of the Governor

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,040.37
+29.69 (0.16%)    
2 S&P 2,111.73
+4.34 (0.21%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,082.93
+12.90 (0.25%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7331

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 6542

Study of Virus Attack on Cancer Sees Success

by Julie Heflin
May 28, 2015 6434

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 4180

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 3954

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11256

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8985

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 31, 2015 1297

Hot Button Item Draws Hanson Crowd to Zoning,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 30, 2015 1197

Rods for Relay Raises Funds for ACS Relay for Life

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 1140

YMCA Summer Food Service Program

by Kelly Forbes
May 31, 2015 960

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 926

Survivors, Caregivers, Supporters Gather for…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
June 01, 2015 797

Authorities Discover Meth Lab While Assisting…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 710

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
May 30, 2015 671

Whitfield Announces Congressional Art Contest…

by Ed Whitfield
June 01, 2015 609

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
May 31, 2015 585

LG&E and KU Unveil New Outage Texting Option…

by LG&E and KU News