DES MOINES - Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Friday, May 7, 2021, in honor of the service and the ultimate sacrifice of fallen peace officers on Peace Officer Memorial Day in Iowa. 

“Across Iowa’s 99 counties, our law enforcement officers are unflinching protectors who approach the unknown with every traffic stop, night patrol, or undercover operation,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Their courageous service reminds us that behind every badge is a brave and generous heart. Today serves as another reminder of the heroic sacrifice of the men and women in blue as well as the family members who selflessly share their heroes with our grateful state.”  

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.   

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.