Flags Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen Officers

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Flags are being flown at half-staff in Maryland in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Both the United States and Maryland flags are being flown at half-staff on Thursday.

Peace Officers Memorial Day honors law enforcement officials killed or disabled in the line of duty. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 that proclaimed May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week surrounding Peace Officers Memorial Day is National Police Week.

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