Gov. Ivey directs flags lowered for US Capitol police officers

Gov. Ivey directs flags lowered for US Capitol police officers
Governor Kay Ivey is directing flags across Alabama be lowered to half-staff for the U.S. Capitol police officers that died following the riots at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Governor Kay Ivey is directing flags across Alabama be lowered to half-staff for the U.S. Capitol police officers that died following the riots at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

“I am directing flags to be displayed at half-staff as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who died following the horrific events on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in our nation’s capital, and in honor of all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this nation,” said Ivey.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the officers.

Thursday, Sicknick died from injuries he sustained during the siege.

Authorities announced Liebengood’s death on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. It’s unclear whether his death was connected to Wednesday’s events.

According to the Governor’s office, flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday.

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