Flags At Half Staff To Honor Capitol Police Officers Killed In Line Of Duty

Washington, DC / Des Moines, Iowa — If you’ve been noticing flags at half staff and wondered why — it is in memory and honor of the two United States Capitol Police Officers who died as a result of the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Both President Donald Trump and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued proclamations ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in honor and remembrance of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across Iowa and the United States of America.

Governor Reynolds says, “We mourn the loss of Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood who stood bravely in defense of our country and the Capitol on January 6, 2021. While we can never fully realize their sacrifice and the pain felt by their loved ones, let’s honor what they stood for. May God continue to bless and watch over the brave men and women of law enforcement who willingly put themselves on the line to protect our people, our communities, and uphold the rule of law.”

US flags in Iowa are at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags are also at half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties, and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flags at half-staff for the same length of time.

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