Des Moines, Iowa — Flags in Iowa will be flown at half-staff beginning Friday afternoon and continuing until sunset Tuesday, July 12th, to honor the police officers killed in the line of duty in Dallas, Texas, Thursday night.
Governor Terry Branstad issued the half-staff order about 3:00 pm Friday, following a presidential proclamation that was released earlier in the day.
The governor’s directive applies to all U.S. and state flags under the control of the state. Flags will be at half-staff on the state Capitol building and on flag displays in the Capitol complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.