Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to the federal, state, local, and tribal peace officers who have died or who have suffered disabilities in the line of duty.In coordination with the President's proclamation, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday, May 15, 2020for National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Governor Ducey released the following statement: “Arizona’s peace officers put their lives on the line to serve others and protect our communities — and some have given their all to carry out their duties. This day is about them. Their names and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Arizona is forever grateful to all these heroes—and their families—for their service and for giving their all to keep others safe.” In addition, the Arizona State Capitol will remain lit blue on Friday night in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The Capitol was lit blue on April 15th as a symbol of support for Arizona's frontline medical workers and emergency responders battling COVID-19.
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.