Crime, Police/Fire

U.S., Maryland flags lowered to honor police officer slain in Maryland on Sunday

ANAAPOLIS, MD—Effective immediately, both the U.S. and Maryland state flags will be flown  at half-staff in honor of a Maryland police officer who was shot and killed over the weekend. Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico Police Department died in the line of duty on Sunday night. Hilliard was shot while attempting to arrest a suspect who had …


Crime, Education, Politics

U.S., Maryland flags to fly at half-staff to honor victims of Texas school shooting

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As a mark of respect for the victims of Tuesday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, President Joe Biden has ordered the U.S. Flag lowered to half-staff.  Governor Larry Hogan has also ordered the Maryland flag to be lowered. The flags will return to full-staff at sunset on Saturday, May 28, 2022. At least 19 children and …


Governor Hogan orders flags lowered to honor fallen Harford County first responder

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan ordered the U.S. and Maryland flags lowered to half-staff on Thursday. The flags are being lowered to honor EMT Wayne Fisher of the Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Foundation, assigned to Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. Fisher died in the line of duty on February 6, 2022. The flags will be returned to full-staff at sunset …

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 …

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 …