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Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen officer

Posted at 12:30 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 14:30:43-05

Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered flags statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of slain Show Low police officer Darrin Reed.

Flags will be lowered until sunset Thursday. Lee died Tuesday from injuries in a shooting while on the job.

"Our state is in mourning today after the unexpected passing of Show Low Police Officer Darrin Reed," Ducey said in a statement. "This tragedy is nothing less than a deeply humbling reminder of the sacrifices that police officers make each and every day to keep our communities safe. I urge all Arizonans to join me in keeping Officer Reed, his family, and all of our state’s law enforcement officers in our prayers. In honor of Officer Reed, I have ordered that all flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately."

Also, local law enforcement agencies honored Reed in a procession that started in Tucson and traveled to Show Low.