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Flags at Half-Mast at Cupertino's Sheriff's Station

Flags in front of the West Valley Sherrif's Substation honor the fallen police investigators in Santa Cruz.

Flags are flying at half-staff throughout the region, and in Cupertino at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's West Valley Station.

"The Sheriff's Office is flying our flags at half-staff out of respect for our fallen comrades in Santa Cruz," said Capt. Ken Binder, Division Commander of the West Valley Patrol. "We are greatly saddened and effected by the senseless murder of our fellow brother and sister officers in Santa Cruz. Our hearts go out to the families of the officers, and to the fine men and women of the Santa Cruz police department. 

The two Santa Cruz Police Department veterans were killed by gunfire last week.

United States flag etiquette is very specific, indicating a Presidential decree in most cases for a flag to be flown half-mast.

"...by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory."

In honor of the fallen officers a memorial will be held Thursday at the HP Pavlion in San Jose. Learn more about it and the route a mile-long motorcade will take in Cupertino Motorists Should Plan Around Mile-Long Police Motorcade Thursday Morning.

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