Half-Staff Alert for September 23, 2016
For Michigan Only

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff Friday, September 23 on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Kenneth Steil, a sergeant with the Detroit Police force, who died Saturday, September 17.

“Kenneth devoted his life to the safety of Michiganders and will be remembered for his commitment, dedication, and bravery,” Snyder said. “I send my most sincere condolences to his family, friends, and community.”

Steil was a 17-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department. He worked on the Underwater Recovery Team and was also a Dive Master. He proudly wore the same sergeant badge number as his uncle, who was his inspiration to join law enforcement.

A service in his honor will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23 at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church located at 22412 Overlake in St. Clair Shores.

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. Flags should be returned to full staff on Saturday, September 24.

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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