Why is the Flag at Half-Staff?


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You may notice that the American Flags around Alden CSD are at Half-Staff today. WACS News has received the following notification from Governor Andrew Cuomo:

Half-Staff Alert – October 21, 2015
For New York Only

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed all state government buildings to fly their flags at half-staff to honor a police officer killed Tuesday. Officer Randolph Holder, 33, was shot in the head in the line of duty on Tuesday night. He was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. at Harlem Hospital Center.

“Last night, one of New York’s Finest was taken while in the line of duty,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Officer Holder acted with bravery and selflessness in protecting countless New Yorkers in the midst of an extremely dangerous situation. Today I ask all New Yorkers to keep Office Holder’s loved ones and colleagues at the NYPD in their thoughts and prayers.”

Although the order was issues yesterday, it stands until Holder’s interment.