Flag Alert: [Updated] North Carolina state flags to remain at half-staff in honor of Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan through sunset Thursday, May 4



To: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion; Governor’s Office

From: Secretary Machelle Sanders

Re: Lowering of North Carolina flags beginning immediately on April 27 in honor of Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan

Gov. Roy Cooper today confirmed all North Carolina flags at state facilities should remain lowered to half-staff in tribute to Sgt. Meggan Lee Callahan, who was killed last week while at work at Bertie Correctional Institution.

Flags should be returned to full-staff at sunset on Thursday. Callahan had served with the N.C. Department of Public Safety since 2012. She lived in Edenton.

For flag information, contact the NCDOA Communications Office at alexandra.mendoza@doa.nc.gov or 919-807-2404. To join the North Carolina Flag Alert list, visit https://ncadmin.nc.gov/subscribe-flag-alerts. To review the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide, visit http://www.doa.nc.gov/facility/documents/flagbrochure.pdf.

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