Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise on Monday May 23, 2016 until sunset on the day of interment* in honor of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino who was killed in the line of duty on Sunday May 22, 2016.

*Date of interment to be provided once available.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

 


Information About Flag Protocol

Half-Staff Notification for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The decision to fly flags at half-staff ultimately rests with the Governor, but is normally made and carried out by the Superintendent.

The Bureau of the State House notifies other state-managed facilities in Massachusetts of this decision. This notification is distributed by way of email.

If you would like to be added to this list, please send a blank email to subscribe-bsb-halfstaffnotification@listserv.state.ma.us. Requests for multiple addresses to be added can be sent to the State House Events Coordinator at sh.events@state.ma.us