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FLAGS AT HALF STAFF TO HONOR FALLEN TROOPER

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GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS HAS ORDERED ALL FLAGS IN THE STATE TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF TODAY (FRIDAY) TO HONOR FALLEN IOWA STATE PATROL SERGEANT JIM SMITH.
HE IS TO BE BURIED IN INDEPENDENCE TODAY.

UNDER REYNOLDS’ ORDER, FLAGS AT THE STATE CAPITOL AND WITHIN THE CAPITOL COMPLEX, AS WELL AS FLAGS ON ALL PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND FACILITIES THROUGHOUT IOWA WILL BE LOWERED FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET.

THE GOVERNOR IS ENCOURAGING INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND MUNICIPALITIES TO FOLLOW SUIT.

THE 51-YEAR-OLD SMITH, A 27-YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT VETERAN, WAS FATALLY WOUNDED DURING A STANDOFF IN GRUNDY CENTER LAST WEEK.