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Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, through sunset on Monday, May 20, in honor of Staff Sgt. Jacob A. Hess who died Wednesday from injuries sustained during training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Sgt. Hess was assigned to the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion and 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all US and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15, in observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes the many men and women of law enforcement who lost their lives or who were injured in the line of duty.

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Governor Roy Cooper has ordered North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to remain at half-staff effective immediately through sunset on Friday, May 10 in honor of Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon who died in the line of duty in Iredell County on Saturday. Memorial services for Officer Sheldon will take place on Friday.

Governor Cooper released the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to remain at half-staff effective immediately through sunset on Wednesday, May 8 in honor of UNC Charlotte students Riley C. Howell and Ellis R. Parlier who were tragically killed in the school shooting on April 30, 2019.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time as a sign of respect. 

Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, and through sunset on Friday, May 3, to honor the victims of Tuesday's tragedy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time as a sign of respect.

Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to Representative Walter Jones. Rep. Jones served eastern North Carolina's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 20 years. He will be funeralized Thursday, February 14, 2019. 

Governor Cooper released the following statement on Sunday.

As we continue to honor the life of former Representative John David Dingell, Jr., please also join us as we pay tribute to the life and work of Principal Chief of the Meherrin Nation, Wayne Mackanear Brown. Chief Brown served as the Principal Chief until February 7, 2019.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to former Representative John David Dingell, Jr. of Michigan. Rep. Dingell, Jr. is the longest serving member of Congress in our nation's history.

 Flags should remain at half-staff through sunset on February 9, 2019.

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As we continue to honor the life of our nation's 41st U.S. President, George H.W. Bush, please also join us as we pay tribute to Lumberton Police Officer, Jason Quick. Quick died in the line of duty on Saturday, December 15, while responding to an accident on I-95. His funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20 at The Rock Church of God in Lumberton, NC.

As we continue to honor the life of our nation's 41st U.S. President, George H.W. Bush, please also join us in the observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Friday, December 7.  Friday marks 77 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during World War II, where many American men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941.

All United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities shall remain at half staff as we continue to pay tribute to former President George H.W. Bush. Flags will return to full-staff on December 31, 2018 at sunrise.

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