Flags at Half-Staff Tomorrow For West Bloomfield Township Police Officer

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Snyder ordered flags to half-staff

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –  Governor Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout Michigan tomorrow in honor of downstate West Bloomfield Township Police Officer Patrick O’Rourke.

The 39-year old O’Rourke was fatally shot Sunday night while he and fellow officers answered a call to assist a man they believed was suicidal.

O’Rourke was a 12-year veteran of the department and the first West Bloomfield Township Police officer killed in the line of duty.

Flags should be returned to full-staff on Saturday.

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