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Gov. Beshear orders flags lowered to half-staff to honor Capitol police officers

Posted at 10:42 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 10:42:44-05

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.

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.