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Governor Kate Brown today ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of Washington state's Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, who died on April 14 after being shot on duty while responding to a call on April 13.
Flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 24, the date of Deputy DeRosier's memorial service in Portland.
"This senseless loss reminds us of the dedication of our law enforcement, and Deputy DeRosier's selfless service will long be remembered," Governor Brown said. "My heart goes out to his family and loved ones, and I extend my sincere appreciation for our law enforcement community."
For more information on Deputy DeRosier's memorial service, please visit the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.
**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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