President Trump lowers flag in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officers

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WASHINGTON, (WHTM) — On Sunday President Donald Trump released a proclamation to lower the United States flag to half-staff to honor United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

Officer Sicknick passed away on Thursday due to injuries sustained while on-duty, physically engaging with protestors at the U.S. Capitol.

Officer Liebengood died Saturday while off-duty due to unknown causes, Former Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer told CBS News that Liebengood’s death was a “line of duty casualty.”

President Trump’s proclamation reads as follows:

 As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across this great Nation, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, January 13, 2021.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

President Donald Trump

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