SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the Utah state flag today in recognition and honor of "Peace Officers Memorial Day."
"Our Peace Officers put themselves in harm's way every day in order to protect and serve their fellow citizens," said Herbert in a news release. "I am grateful for their service, courage, and tireless dedication in protecting our citizens and communities.
"The benefits of our civil society -- the ability to exercise the God-given rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- are protected through the selfless service of our peace officers."
The flags will be flown at half-staff on all state facilities from sunrise to sunset today only.