Dalrymple Declares May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day
BISMARCK, N.D. – In accordance with a proclamation signed by the President, Gov. Jack Dalrymple has declared Tuesday, May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day in the state and has directed all government agencies to fly the American and North Dakota flags at half staff from sunrise to sunset on that day. The flags will be lowered to honor the law enforcement officials who have fallen in the line of duty.
In addition, Dalrymple has declared this week, May 13-19, Law Enforcement Week in the state to recognize the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to law enforcement and to keeping North Dakota’s citizens and communities safe.
“North Dakota remains one of the safest states in the nation, and that is due in large part to the law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect and serve their fellow citizens,” Dalrymple said. “We honor their valor and devotion and thank them for keeping our communities safe and secure. On this occasion, we also remember those who have lost their lives in the name of justice and pay tribute to them for their selfless acts of heroism, including Bismarck Police Sergeant Steven Kenner and Burleigh County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Sleeper who died in the line of duty last year.”