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Flag at half-staff at Riverside Centennial Park (May 15, 2020). Photo: My Ferndale News

Flags to fly at half-staff next week in memory of 2 fallen WA law enforcement officers

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has directed Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, August 4th, and Wednesday, August 5th in memory of 2 law enforcement officers who were recently killed in the line of duty.

The Office of the Governor said flags are to fly at half-staff Tuesday in memory of Bothell Police Officer Jonathan Shoop. Shoop was accidentally shot and killed during a traffic stop on July 13th.

Flags are to fly at half-staff Wednesday in memory of WSP Trooper Justin R. Schaffer who was fatally struck by a fleeing vehicle while placing spike strips down in an attempt to end the pursuit in Chehalis. Schaffer died on March 24th.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on each day.

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