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 …


Maryland state flag lowered to half-staff on Friday for Fallen Heroes Day

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland state flag will fly at half-staff on Friday, May 6, 2022. Governor Hogan ordered the flag to be lowered from sunrise to sunset. Friday marks Maryland’s Fallen Heroes Day. The day honors police, firefighters, and emergency medical/rescue personnel who have died in the line of duty during the last year. There will be a ceremony at the …

Maryland flag lowered to half-staff on Saturday to honor former Delegate Horne

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the ordered the Maryland State Flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset, Saturday, April 9, 2022. The flag is being lowered on honor of the day of interment for former State Delegate William S. Horne, who passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022. As a delegate, Horne chaired the Eastern Shore Delegation, …

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 …

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 …