Lamont orders flags diminished in honor of fallen U.S. Capitol Police

HARTFORD — Governor Ned Lamont is ordering all U.S. and Connecticut flags to be decreased to half-personnel out of recognize for the service of two Capitol police officers who have been killed in Wednesday’s riots in Washington, D.C.

“Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags diminished to half-team of workers as a mark of respect for the service of U.S. Capitol law enforcement officials Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, whose deaths adopted a violent rebel at the U.S. Capitol. Flags should be reduced instantly and remain at half-body of workers unless sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021,” the governor’s workplace observed in an announcement on Sunday.

for that reason, the office referred to, in view that no flag should still fly larger than the U.S. flag, all different flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or in any other case, may still also be decreased all the way through this same length of time.

The information comes the same day that President Donald Trump ordered flags to be diminished to half-team of workers.

“Officers Sicknick and Liebengood committed themselves to holding the U.S. Capitol and by way of extension acted to protect democracy itself,” Lamont spoke of. “We honor their lives and the provider of all of the Capitol police officers who guarded the Capitol in opposition t a violent try and overthrow our executive. On behalf of everyone in the State of Connecticut, I extend my deepest condolences to their family and chums, in addition to to their Capitol Police colleagues.”