May 31, 2024 - June 11, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Minnesota

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Jun 10, 2024

May 31, 2024 - June 11, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota starting sunrise on Friday, May 31, 2024, to honor Minneapolis Police Officer Jamal Mitchell who died in the line of duty. Officer Mitchell was shot while responding to an emergency call in Minneapolis on Thursday evening.

“Minnesota mourns the loss of Officer Jamal Mitchell, a dedicated public servant and hero in his community who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting his neighbors,” said Governor Walz. “Our first responders are first to step in during crisis. We must never take their commitment for granted, and we must ensure they can answer their call of duty without fearing for their own lives. My heart is with the family and loved ones of Officer Mitchell at this time.”

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are also encouraged to join in lowering their flags.