Des Moines, Iowa — Flags in northwest Iowa and around the state will be flying at half staff this Monday, August 8th to honor the memory of one of West Des Moines’ finest.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, August 8, 2016, to honor West Des Moines Police Officer Shawn Miller, who was killed in the line of duty in the late afternoon on August 3, 2016. Officer Miller will be laid to rest on Monday, August 8, 2016.
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.