U.S. and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman

Government and Politics

August 8, 2022

From: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper is extending the half-staff order for all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities in honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman. Beginning today through sunset August 9, all flags are to remain at half-staff. Services for Sgt. Fishman will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9 at the University of Mount Olive's Kornegay Arena in Dudley, North Carolina.

In tribute to his life and service, flags have been lowered in his honor since Tuesday, August 2.

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Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.


North Carolina flag announcements are issued in accordance to regulations outlined in the U.S. Flag Code.

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