Half-Staff Alert - Immediately until Sunset, April 28, 2018
For Maine Only

As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of Somerset County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole who was killed in the line of duty earlier today, Governor Paul R. LePage has directed that all United States flags and State of Maine flags shall be flown at half-staff immediately for at least three days, as well as on the day of Corporal Cole’s interment.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of fallen Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole,” said Governor LePage. “He served his community with honor, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. Our thoughts are also with all of Maine’s law enforcement community as they mourn the loss of their colleague, and we pray for their continued safety.”

**When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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