Flags at half staff today

2012-05-15T11:00:00Z Flags at half staff today Coos Bay World
May 15, 2012 11:00 am

To commemorate Peace Officers Memorial Day, President Obama has issued a proclamation encouraging government facilities, homes and businesses to display the American flag at half staff Tuesday.

Peace Officers Memorial Day commemorates public safety officers killed in the line of duty. It is part of Police Week and, like it, was designated in 1962 as an occasion to honor public safety officers' contribution to society.

In Reedsport, a memorial service at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Umpqua Discovery Boardwalk at 409 Riverfront Way will honor fallen officers.

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  1. IWanttoknow
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    IWanttoknow - May 15, 2012 2:29 pm
    All Peace Keeper's gave some and some gave all. Part of a quote, and true yesterday,today and tomorrow. If I had a 'magic wand' I would make everyday 'OutLaw's Holidays'and give all Peace Keepers Holiday pay! One problem; The people who commit crimes. Civil, Felonies, etc. We, as a Nation of Laws, are ordained to be a 'Police Nation', not blaming the Peace Keeper, just the Law Makers. Peace Keeper's are just doing their jobs based on Societies Laws, Right or Wrong! Just an opinion. Geno
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