Last Updated on May 14, 2013 5:33 pm
In recognition of President Obama’s designation of May 15th as national Peace Officers Memorial Day, Governor Pat McCrory ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15th. The Governor encourages all citizens to display flags at half-staff at their homes and businesses that day as well.
“On Peace Officer Memorial Day and throughout the year, the State of North Carolina recognizes and appreciates the critical contributions and sacrifices made by members of law enforcement at all levels, and honors their courage and dedication,” said Governor McCrory.
Watauga County Deputy William Mast Junior is among the fallen officers being honored in Washington DC this week.