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Gov. Wolf orders flags to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

18 May 2017

In Cody, flags were flown half-staff on federal government property and Cody police officers covered their badges with black cloth for 24 hours in honor of law enforcement who have lost their lives.

"This morning, the President and the Vice President joined tens of thousands of officers and friends of law enforcement at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the United States Capitol".

The last Mansfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty was Brian D. Evans on December 26, 2007. Seven were killed by gunfire, and one died in an automobile accident, the press release said.

Today is Peace Officers Memorial Day with all USA and state flags flying at half-staff until sunset.

Trump ran for president on a "law and order" platform, promising to "empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence". "We understand human nature, human behavior much more than we did 40 years ago", Schmaling said.

Trump noted the ambush killings of police officers a year ago in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was joined in the Oval Office by family members of slain officers from Phoenix, Arizona, New Jersey and NY.

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As cities across the country mark Police Week, the Favelas become a reminder of the sacrifices officers and their families make each day.

Since last year's DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 17, 2016, another 18 officers were killed in the line of duty in Texas.

First, in Sacramento at the beginning of the month during a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony where Chief Bryan Reyes called for stricter laws on repeat criminal offenders.

"They've had it with what's going on, and we're going to get it taken care of".

He says "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society". But we also honor their sacrifice by ensuring that those who protect and serve have the support and the resources and the training that the men and women of law enforcement deserve.