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Flags to fly at half-staff in honor of law enforcement

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 10, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts tweeted on Sunday that flags will fly at half-staff to "honor the service and sacrifice" of U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as law enforcement across the nation.

The move is in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald Trump.

Liebengood passed away Saturday of an apparent suicide. The 51-year-old officer was a 15-year veteran of the force and was assigned to the department's Senate Division.

Sicknick passed away Thursday from injuries he sustained while on duty during Wednesday's assault on the Capitol. Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in 2008. He was 42.

Flags will fly at half-staff until sunset on January 13.

Trump's proclamation can be read below:

As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 13, 2021. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.


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