In recognition of the National Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, Gov. Laura Kelly ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Wednesday. President Donald J. Trump also issued a flag directive honoring National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“Each year we recognize law enforcement officers for putting service above self to protect fellow Kansans,” Kelly said. “I have a deep appreciation for these officers and their families – and on behalf of the State of Kansas, thank them for their commitment.”

Local law enforcement will have a special ceremony 11 a.m. Thursday at the Franklin County Courthouse honoring officers that have died in the line of duty.