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Gov. Ricketts Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Police Officer

For Immediate Release:

9:35AM CT on September 7, 2020

 

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Directs Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Police Officer
Note: Flags will now fly at half-staff through Saturday.

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts ordered flags to fly at half-staff to honor the passing of Lincoln Police Department Investigator Mario Herrera.

 

“Susanne and I were devastated to learn of the passing of Investigator Mario Herrera,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Investigator Herrera’s service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.  I also want to thank people across the state who stepped up to support the Herrera family in the midst of this terrible tragedy.  From holding prayer vigils to donating blood, the community’s response was powerful and inspiring.  Now more than ever, it is critical for all of us to come together and support the men and women who put on the uniform and risk their lives every day to help keep our communities safe.”

 

Flags will fly at half-staff starting immediately and until sunset on Saturday, September 12, 2020.  Flags flying at half-staff on Friday will also honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

 

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