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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Utah on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Governor Herbert issued the following statement:

"On this day we pay tribute to the brave men and women who have fallen or been injured in serving and protecting their fellowmen. We are ever grateful for the sacrifices of our peace officers and their families to protect this great nation and uphold the law."

The flags shall be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset on May 15, 2013.

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