Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

U.S., Maryland flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Keona Holley

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the U.S. and Maryland state flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Keona Holley. The Baltimore police officer was taken off of life support on Thursday after being ambushed in her vehicle in Baltimore City on December 16th. “Our hearts are broken over the devastating loss of one of our true …


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U.S., Maryland flags to fly at half-staff to honor legacy of Senator Bob Dole

ANNAPOLIS, MD—U.S. Senator Bob Dole died on Sunday at 98 years of age. U.S. and state flags in Maryland will be flying at half-staff to honor his life and legacy. “We call it the Greatest Generation because of selfless patriots like Bob Dole,” Governor Larry Hogan said on Sunday.  “I first met Senator Dole as a kid when he was …


U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Saturday for National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

WASHINGTON, DC—All U.S. flags will be flown at half-staff on Saturday in recognition of the 40th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which will be held at the U.S. Capitol. No flag may fly higher than the American flag.  The annual event is being held as part of National Police Week. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by …

Governor Hogan orders flags to be lowered to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that he has directed that the U.S. and state flags in Maryland be flown at half-staff from midnight Friday night to midnight on Saturday. The flags are being lowered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “Twenty years have passed since one of the darkest days in our …

U.S., Maryland flags lowered to half-staff to honor service members killed in Afghanistan

UPDATE: Governor Hogan has issued the following statement: “We are devastated and outraged by the murder of American service members and all who lost their lives in today’s horrific violence. The First Lady and I are praying for their loved ones, and we ask all Marylanders to join us. “This administration’s decisions have put the lives of thousands of Americans …

Flags to fly at half-staff to honor Capt. Joshua Laird, firefighter who died fighting Frederick County blaze

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a fallen firefighter. Capt. Joshua Laird lost his life on Wednesday battling a house fire in Ijamsville in Frederick County. It happened at just before 5 p.m. in the 9500-block of Ball Road.  The home had reportedly been struck by lightning …

U.S., Maryland flags to be lowered to honor slain Delmar Police Officer

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the U.S. and state flags would be lowered to honor a fallen hero. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Delmar police officer Cpl. Keith Heacook, 54, had died following a brutal assault Sunday morning at the Yorkshire Estates community, according to DelMarVaNow.com. At 12:48 p.m. Wednesday, hospital officials in Baltimore pronounced Heacook clinically …

Flags lowered in Maryland to honor fallen police officer

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the U.S. Flag & Maryland State Flag lowered to half-staff effective immediately. This action is being taken to honor Master Police Officer Christine Peters of the Greenbelt Police Department. Officer Peters passed away on Thursday from injuries sustained in the line of duty on January 2nd. “Flags are flying at half-staff in memory of …