Gov. Rick Snyder lowers flags to honor fallen Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur

Lansing, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, Aug. 20, on all state buildings and within the state Capitol complex in honor of Detroit Police Officer Fadi Shukur. Officer Shukur died Wednesday, Aug. 15, after being struck in a hit-and-run on Aug. 4 while on duty.

“Officer Shukur was a brave man who worked diligently to protect Michiganders and the city of Detroit,” Snyder said. “I send my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire Detroit Police Department during this difficult time.”

Shukur was in the Navy for six years before joining the Detroit Police Department, where he served for a year and a half. He was married just one month ago.

A service in his honor will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at St. George Chaldean Catholic Church, located at 45700 Dequinder in Utica.

This flag order is in accordance with Executive Order 2013-10. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments and other organizations are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff. Flags should be returned to full staff on Tuesday, Aug. 21.

When flown at half-staff or half-mast, the U.S. flag should be hoisted first to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff or half-mast position. The flag should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.