Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff immediately until sunset Saturday, December 17 in honor of Cumberland County Sheriff Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca, Jr., who died while in the line of duty today while investigating a robbery.
Bolanos-Anavisca joined the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office in 2020 as a school resource officer at Hope Mills Middle School.
Statement from Governor Roy Cooper
"We mourn Cumberland County Deputy Oscar Yovani Bolanos-Anavisca Jr. who was killed in the line of duty. I spoke with Sheriff Wright offering condolences, support and appreciation for the men and women who keep our communities safe."
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.
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