FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Gov. Matt Bevin has proclaimed that U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff at all state buildings on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, from sunrise to sunset, as a mark of respect for fallen Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht.
On Monday, many from throughout Kentucky and across America attended a memorial service to pay respects to Detective Mengedoht and her family, said Gov. Bevin.
Officials say it was a sobering reminder of the sacrifices that our law enforcement officers make every day as they protect and serve the rest of us.
Detective Mengedoht was killed in the line of duty on Dec. 24, while conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 64 in downtown Louisville.
Gov. Bevin encourages all Kentuckians, businesses, organizations, and government agencies to join this show of support for Detective Mengedoht’s family and the Louisville Metro community.
Flag status information is available at http://governor.ky.gov/flag-status/.