FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday ordered all flags at state office buildings be lowered to half-staff to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.
Gov. Andy Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. Read more: https://t.co/rylumAQ6H7 pic.twitter.com/Byp6aIbBNM— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) January 11, 2021
Sicknick died Thursday as a result of injuries sustained when supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
Liebengood responded to the Capitol riots Wednesday and died off-duty on Saturday. A cause of death has not been given.
Beshear announced the decision to lower the flags Monday in accordance with a proclamation from the White House.
The proclamation will remain in effect until Wednesday at sunset.