FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- U.S. and state flags will remain at half-staff until sunset Friday in honor of the Baton Rouge shooting victims, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday.
Three law officers were killed and three others wounded in the ambush by a man identified by police as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo.
Long, an African-American and Iraq War veteran, was shot dead in a subsequent gun battle with police.
Killed were sheriff’s deputies Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald and police Officer Montrell Jackson.
Flags, which had already been at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack in France, will remain lowered until sunset Friday, Malloy said.
In that tragedy, a Tunisian man identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, drove a truck through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.
He killed 84 people and left more than 300 injured.
Lahouaiej-Bouhlel was shot dead by police.
Malloy said that since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags – including municipal and corporate ones – should also be lowered through sunset Friday.
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