Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Local governments show disrespect to our fallen peace officers
Update 2: The flag at the Sheriff's substation on Viking Drive was flown at half-staff today.
Update: The City of Bossier City has lowered their flags to half-mast and apologizes for being unaware of this.
Today is Peace Officer Memorial Day. In his proclamation, President Obama called on everyone to fly their flags at half mast.
"I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day."
Caddo Parish Courthouse - no. Bossier City Hall - no. Benton Town Hall - no. Bossier Parish Courthouse - no. Not even the Benton post office had theirs at half mast.
Shame on them all.