Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Friday in observance of Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
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 10, 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 Pape 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 following memorial ceremony is open to the public and all are invited to attend the 30-minute ceremony to pay their respects to Iowa police officers killed in the line of duty:
Friday, May 10, 2013
10 a.m. Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony
Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
Oran State Office Building, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Des Moines, IA
Please note the new location this year.