Police/Fire, Politics

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 …


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Governor Hogan signs proclamation designating March 5 as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has issued a proclamation recognizing Friday, March 5 as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance to honor the Marylanders who have lost their lives due to COVID-19 over the past year. At the governor’s direction, the Maryland flag will be lowered to half-staff to mark the occasion. On March 5, 2020, the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed …


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 …

Maryland flag lowered to mark interment of former State Delegate Joseph V. Lutz

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Saturday is the day of interment for former State Delegate Joseph V. Lutz. Delegate Lutz passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 and represented Legislative District 35A. Both the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag …

Flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hogan & Olszewski issue statements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday evening at 87 years of age following a lengthy battle with cancer. Gunsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the …

Flags to be lowered this weekend to honor COVID-19 victims

WASHINGTON, DC—All flags will be flown at half-staff this Memorial Day weekend. President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation directing U.S. flags to be lowered nationwide from Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, 2020, as a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all …