Half-Staff Alert for September 26, 2017
For Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in honor of Michigan State Police Trooper Timothy O’Neill, who died Wednesday, Sept. 20, while on duty.

“Michigan is mourning the loss of Trooper O’Neill. He gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to all Michiganders and will be deeply missed,” Snyder said. “I send my heartfelt condolences to Tpr. O’Neill’s family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

O’Neill, 28, was a three-year veteran of the Michigan State Police, serving at the Rockford Post. He graduated from Western Michigan University.

Visitation will be held today, Sept. 25 from 3-8 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home at 9136 Davison Rd. in Davison. The funeral ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills at 3655 Squirrel Rd.

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 Wednesday, Sept. 27.

**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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