The flags of the United States and the State of Missouri at all government buildings in Missouri will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday, May 15, in honor of Missouri’s Peace Officers Memorial Day. The day commemorates the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the performance of their duties.
“The Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol grounds commemorates the sacrifice made by hundreds of Missouri law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since statehood,” Gov. Jay Nixon says. Seven officers were killed or died in the line of duty in 2011.