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Md. Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Police Officers

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Flags flying at half-staff (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Flags flying at half-staff (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

Gov. Martin O’Malley ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags flown at half-staff on Wednesday.

Peace Officers Memorial Day is celebrated on May 15 each year. The week that surrounds it is designated as National Police Week.

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