Half-Staff Alert for July 15, 2016
For Michigan Only

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, July 15 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Joseph Zangaro, a retired first lieutenant of the Michigan State Police and Chief Bailiff of Berrien County Courthouse who was killed Monday, July 11 while on duty.

"Chief Bailiff Zangaro dedicated much of his life to protecting and serving Michigan citizens, both as a law enforcement officer for decades and then in the courtroom," Snyder said. "I send my most heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community for this tragic loss."

Zangaro began his career in law enforcement and would eventually go on to retire as first lieutenant of the Bridgman State Police Post. Shortly after his retirement from the Michigan State Police, Zangaro became head of security at the Berrien County Courthouse, where he served as Chief Bailiff for 13 years.

A service in his honor will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, Main Stage, 2755 E. Napier Ave. Benton Harbor, MI.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.

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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