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Gov. Brown orders flags to half-staff in honor of 2 fallen U.S. Capitol police officers


SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Gov. Kate Brown has ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 13, to honor two fallen United States Capitol Police Officers, Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood.

"Violence answers nothing, solves nothing, and offers nothing," Brown said in a statement Sunday evening.

"Last week, we saw attacks on our democracy, the Constitution, and the American people. This is not who we are," she said. "Dan and I send our condolences to the families of Officer Sicknick and Officer Liebengood as they mourn and grieve. We remember their dedication and determination, their service, and sacrifice."

The full Presidential Proclamation is available at the White House's website.

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  1. Please KTVZ…do elaborate on how these officers died. All of the media is being very quiet about the details. Why don’t you all do your job and investigate?

      1. What a load of crap

        “The step comes days after Capitol Police announced on Thursday that Sicknick had died “due to injuries sustained while on-duty.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had ordered flags at the US Capitol to be flown at half-staff the following day.

        Liebengood, meanwhile, died while off duty, the Capitol Police said Sunday. The announcement did not state the officer’s cause of death.”

        Had Sicknick’s death actually been caused by protesters, media would have plastered video evidence nonstop for all to see.

        Liebengood was an apparent suicide but media (including this article) and pelosi are spinning it as a result of the protest.

        This is immoral reporting. Great job with the propaganda.

        1. Vurtually every news outlet on the planet has video of trumps total losers bludgeoning the officer with a fire extinguisher!!! I realize you are a poorly educated, regressive hillbilly loser but try and keep up before you run your ignorant yap please!!! Of course the white house has not lowered their flag and of course big fat totally failed donnie has not offered his condolences to the officer’s family!! Soooo much class!!!! Sooooo much failing!!!

  2. I’m a little surprised she is ordering flags fly half staff. We all know how Mrs Brown feels about Federal Police officers. She calls them goons and stormtroopers. Now she pretends to respect them?

      1. I stand corrected and apologize. All the hate directed towards the Federal Police from all the Portland politicians blended together. But after further googling who called them what it was

        Nancy Pelosi who called them “storm troopers”
        Ted Wheeler who called them “goons”
        Kate Brown who calls them “trump troops”
        So very disrespectful just the same.

    1. Not just Brown but all Americans should be willing to respect and honor those who put their lives on the line to protect Congress, the Capitol, and thereby our Democracy.

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