Flags at Half-Staff in Observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day

May 15, 2013

Baylor University will observe Peace Officer Memorial Day today (May 15, 20113) by lowering its flags across campus to half-staff.

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued the order that all national and state flags be flown at half-staff in tribute to the local, state and federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect all with courage and dedication.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.