Delta State University will fly its flags at half-staff on May 15, 2019, to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day, following a proclamation from the White House.
Peace Officers Memorial Day is part of Police Week, which runs May 12-18.
“On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers,” according to President Donald J. Trump in the proclamation. “Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities. We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty. We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year while protecting their communities.”