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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Officers

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 at 10:42 am

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty declared, Thursday, that all flags on state property will fly at half staff, Friday, in honor of all federal, state, and municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.   In 1962, congress approved a resolution making May 15th  “Peace Officers Memorial Day.”

Pine County Sheriff Mark Mansavage talked about Friday’s day of honor on the Pine County Sheriff’s Report.

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May 10th- May 16th is “Police Week” in Minnesota.  Roughly 190 police officers are injured or disabled in the line of duty each day, according to a study by the FBI.

Former Cambridge resident and Mahnomen county deputy, Christopher Dewey, was shot while on duty in February.  He is currently recovering in colorado.

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