In accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Sunday that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as all Capitol Police and law enforcement across the country.
Both Sicknick and Liebengood were on-duty on Jan. 6, the day that protestors entered the capitol building. Brian Sicknick, 42, was injured in the melee and died the next day. Howard Liebengood’s death on Saturday is being described as a suicide. He was 51 years old.
Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 13.
The President’s proclamation can be found by clicking here.