BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, and encourages North Dakotans to do the same at their homes and businesses, in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, who called upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15 and Police Week, May 12-18, with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
“On Peace Officers Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the courageous men and women in uniform who died protecting our communities, our families and our freedoms, and we share our everlasting gratitude for those who continue to protect and serve,” Burgum said. “We will always remember the brave law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of public safety, including the 64 North Dakotans who lost their lives in the line of duty.”
The annual North Dakota Peace Officers Memorial ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, near the Peace Officers Memorial on the east side of the state Capitol’s Judicial Wing.