Flags at Half-Staff in Observance of Peace Officer Memorial DayMay 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.