Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags in honor of fallen Detroit Police Officer Darren Weathers
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, Feb. 20, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Detroit Police Officer Darren Weathers, who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday, Feb. 13.
“Officer Weathers was a devoted police officer and a beloved member of the community,” Snyder said. “I send my deepest condolences to Darren’s family, friends and the entire Detroit Police Department during this difficult time.”
Weathers served in the U.S. Army and the Michigan National Guard before joining the Detroit Police Department.
A service in his honor will be held Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at Second Ebenezer Baptist Church located at 14601 Dequindre in Detroit.
This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Wednesday, Feb. 21.
When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.