Why Were Flags at Half Staff Yesterday?
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One Patch reader wanted to know why flags around Wilmington were at half staff on Tuesday, and Town Manager Michael Caira provided the answer.
"Flags were flown at half staff yesterday at the request of the Governor in honor of a police officer from Westfield who was killed in the line of duty while working a detail at a construction site," said Caira. "The Governor's request pertained to municipal and state buildings."
A funeral was held on Tuesday for Westfield Police Patrolman Jose Torres who was struck by a dump truck while directing traffic.
The reader also wondered if he should lower his flag to half staff as well.
"There is certainly no problem with a resident lowering his flag for this purpose but there is no requirement to do so," said Caira. "The flags were lowered for yesterday only. Today they are at full staff."
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