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Governor Lamont Directs Flags Lowered To Honor United States Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for United States Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans, who was killed in the line of duty Friday while defending the U.S. Capitol – he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.

“On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I extend my deepest condolences to the United States Capitol Police and the family and friends of Officer Evans, who was tragically killed in the line of duty while defending the U.S. Capitol,” Governor Lamont said.

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